Number of baby blood poisoning cases rises to 21

Three more cases of blood poisoning linked to a batch of intravenous liquid given to babies have been identified. Public Health England said yesterday that a batch was "strongly linked" to the death of one baby and the illness of 20 others.

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Baby death father 'doesn't want others to suffer'

The father of baby Yousef Al-Kharboush, who is believed to have died from blood poisoning because of a contaminated feed at London's St Thomas' Hospital, has told a coroner's review he doesn't want any other babies to suffer and die as his son did.

Raaid Hassan Sakkijha's nine-day-old Yousef Al-Kharboush is believed to have died from contaminated feed at St Thomas' Hospital, London. Credit: Pool

Raaid Hassan Sakkijha told the review: "My son died, I hope he can save other children given what's happened."

After the meeting he praised the hospital for excellent care, saying: "This is life. These things happen."

The review heard that three investigations are now underway to establish what happened.

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