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4-year-old boy has 'hundreds of seizures a day'

A father from Dorset has to keep a constant watch on his child because his disability means he could die at any second. Alexander Woodward's son has epilepsy, which is so severe that seizures can happen hundreds of times a day.

His four year old son Charlie has Otahara Syndrome, which claimed the life of the Prime Minister's son Ivan five years ago. Duncan Sleightholme has this exclusive report.

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Frenchay Hospital named as specialist epilepsy centre

Frenchay Hospital near Bristol is to become a specialist centre for treating children with epilepsy.

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Children with epilepsy will get specialist treatment at Frenchay Hospital Credit: ITV West

It will be one of four in the country and help a quarter of all children in the UK with the condition. The hospital will carry out surgery on young patients whose epilepsy is resistant to drugs and also research the illness.

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