NHS computer system "failed" Samuel

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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£430m hospital officially handed to NHS

The new hospital will open in May
The new hospital will open in May Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Bristol's new £430 million hospital at Southmead will be officially handed over to North Bristol NHS Trust by developers later today.

The trust will then begin the task of installing all the equipment and beds, in preparation for the opening of the hospital at the end of May.


Yeovil teenager wins British Heart Foundation award

Just over a year ago Samantha Hobbs almost lost her mum Mandy when she had a cardiac arrest at their home in Yeovil.

Aged just fourteen at the time, she saved her mum's life using CPR skills she'd learned at the local lifesaving club.

Sam has been campaigning to get other teenagers to learn these skills, and has earned an award from the British Heart Foundation for what it calls her exceptional contribution to improving the UK's heart health.

3 year old died due failing of NHS booking system

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:


Verdict expected in toddler death inquest

Samuel Starr had heart surgery as a baby and died when he was three Credit: Family

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.

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