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Parents of Abigail criticise hospital

The parents of a baby girl who died after heart surgery have criticised the hospital for not being upfront enough about the dangers their daughter faced.

Five month old Abigail Treloar was born with a complicated heart condition. Today an inquest heard she died from natural causes, and the coroner recorded a narrative verdict.

Bristol Children's hospital says it would like to "repeat its condolences to Abigail Treloar's family."

Our Health Correspondent Katie Rowlett reports.

Hospital statement after baby death inquest

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have issued a statement after today's inquest into the death of five-month-old Abigail Treloar.

We would like to repeat our condolences to Abigail Treloar's family.

The coroner found that Abigail was born with severe congenital heart disease and sadly died following a necessary and appropriate procedure.

It has been a very difficult time for her family and our thoughts are with them.

– Trust spokesperson


Abigail Treloar inquest: post mortem showed damage to heart muscle

Details of the post mortem examination after the death of 5-month-old Abigail Treloar at Bristol Children's Hospital showed there was damage to the little girl's heart muscle.

Dr Michael Ashworth, a pathologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, found in the post mortem on 26 June 2014 that there was damage to Abigail's heart muscle that he thinks had been done earlier, before the little girl's final cardiac arrest.

Mother of baby Abigail questions cardiologist after daughter's death

A mother, whose daughter died after heart surgery at Bristol Children's Hospital, has questioned the treatment given to her baby by the cardiologist.

Five month old Abigail Treloar died in June last year after a fourth operation on her heart.

At today's inquest her mother questioned the actions of consultant Dr Robin Martin. Dr Martin said Abigail hadn't responded to previous procedures - and that a fourth was needed to explore her condition further. A verdict is expected later this afternoon.

Mother of baby who died at Bristol Children's Hospital demands answers

Abigail Treloar died after heart surgery at the hospital.

A mother whose baby girl died after heart surgery at Bristol Children's hospital says she has many questions ahead of her daughter's inquest tomorrow.

Five-month-old Abigail Treloar from Stockwood in Bristol died last June after an operation on her heart. This will be the tenth inquest into children's cardiac deaths at the hospital.

Sharon Treloar, Abigail's mother, told Katie Rowlett about her frustration at still not knowing why her baby died.


Prince Charles will open X-Ray unit at Tetbury Hospital

The Prince of Wales will visit Tetbury Hospital Credit: PA:Yui Mok

The Prince of Wales will visit Tetbury Hospital and will open the newly upgraded X-ray unit later today.

It's the first unit upgrade in over a decade and more than £100,000 has been spent improving the facilities.

Prince Charles is a patron of The Friends of Tetbury Hospital and it is his local hospital.

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