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Choking baby inquest coroner calls for first aid training

All nursery school staff should undergo paediatric first aid training, a coroner has said. He made the request after the jury in the inquest into a baby that choked to death at a nursery in Greater Manchester ruled she died of misadventure.

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Ambulances should have 'appropriate paediatric kit'

At the inquest into the death of nine-month-old Millie Thompson, who choked at her nursery last year, Coroner John Pollard said he would write to the chief executive of the ambulance service to ask that all vehicles have appropriate paediatric equipment on board.

He also said he would address the subject of training for call handlers related to child illnesses.

It is extraordinarily difficult for you to relive these horrific events and I am grateful to how you have conducted yourself.

– Coroner John Pollard to Millie's parents

When counsel for the nursery offered their condolences too, Mrs Thompson said: "It's OK, I don't want them."

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