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Staff shortages at hospital highlighted after boy's death

The parents of a seven year old boy have tonight reacted with anger and dismay at a report that says staff shortages at the Bristol Children's Hospital may have contributed to the tragic death of their son.

Luke Jenkins was expected to make a full recovery after a successful heart operation at the hospital, but he suffered a cardiac arrest within a week. Today's report lists a catalogue of errors, including lack of staff over a Bank Holiday weekend. Nicola Hendy reports.

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