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A suspension order against the midwife heavily criticised for her role at the birth of baby Noah Tyler, who died after suffering brain damage when he was born, will continue. Julie Richards' suspension will be reviewed in three months, a malpractice hearing ruled this morning.
Yesterday, Cardiff coroner Mary Hassell said Ms Richards blamed "gross failure" to provide adequate care for Noah's difficult birth, and subsequent death when he was just 10 months old. Earlier in the inquest proceedings, Ms Richards admitted making "catastrophic mistakes" at the birth.
Hywel Tyler, the father of ten-month-old Noah, who died after suffering brain damage at birth, says that the verdict at his inquest was consistent with what he and his wife Colleen believed all along.
They have recently had a new baby boy, and he says his positive experience on the University Hospital of Wales' maternity ward confirms that "there's a good unit there."
The coroner at the inquest into the death of baby Noah Tyler has recorded a narrative verdict. He suffered irreversible brain damage during his birth at the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff, in February 2011, and died ten months later.
The coroner at Cardiff Coroner's Court has retired to consider her verdict on the death of Noah Tyler, a 10-month-old baby who died in December after complications during his birth.
An inquest into the death of a baby who suffered brain damage when he was born is due to reach a verdict today. Noah Tyler died 10 months after being deprived of oxygen at his birth, at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, in February 2011.
The proceedings in Cardiff opened two weeks ago, and heard two days of evidence before adjourning. Midwife Julie Richards admitted making "catastrophic mistakes" at the birth.
An inquest has heard how a baby boy died after being deprived of oxygen when he was born at the University hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
The midwife in charge of his birth has since been dismissed and the hospital has apologised to the family after the pathologist claimed "baby Noah suffered irreversible brain damage due to lack of blood and oxygen around or during birth."
Noah's mother, Colleen, told the inquest how she kept replaying the birth in her head and was 'tortured' by the memory of it.
Noah spent months being treated by specialists at the 1,000-bed hospital. But he showed little signs of progress and he was moved to a children's hospital where he died on December 23 at the age of 10 months.
Mrs Tyler and her husband from Caerphilly are suing the University hospital of Wales in Cardiff for negligence. The inquest, which is due to last two days, is continuing.
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A coroner has recorded a narrative verdict at the inquest into the death of Noah Tyler, who was deprived of oxygen during birth.
A midwife has confessed to making mistakes that led to the death of a baby boy at a Cardiff hospital.