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The inquest into Samuel Starr's death, says he died after a new NHS computer system "failed" to book a vital hospital scan.
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A coroner has ruled that a three-year-old boy died after a new NHS computer system failed to schedule him for a vital heart scan. Samuel Starr from Frome had made a good recovery from surgery after being born with a heart defect.
But a fault in the hospital's bookings system resulted in a five month delay in him receiving further treatment. He died a month later in the arms of his parents. Katie Rowlett reports:
– ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL BATH NHS TRUST
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Samuel, and are very sorry for the delay in him being seen in the specialist outpatient clinic.
As the Coroner noted following her narrative finding, we have already taken action to correct any issues relating to the booking of outpatient appointments.
Coroner records narrative verdict into the death of #samuelstarr -a new nhs computer system at RUH 'failed' to schedule him for vital scans.
The coroner is expected to deliver his verdict later today in the case of Samuel Starr who died after heart surgery.
Samuel had the surgery at the Bristol Children's Hospital when he was just nine months old, and died aged three.
The inquest heard that a new computer at the Royal United Hospital in Bath failed to generate check up appointments in the months after the procedure.