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Baby Death at Bristol Hospital

A premature baby has died at Southmead Hospital and a number of others have been given treatment following an outbreak of a water-borne bacteria at the hospital.

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Full inquest to be held after hospital baby death

Bacteria found in Southmead Hospital's water system contributed to the death of Oliver Hannan. Credit: ITV West

The Avon coroner has confirmed a full inquest will be held into the death of a baby at Southmead Hospital near Bristol.

Oliver Hannan, who was born three months premature, died in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital in August.

A contributing factor to his death was a bacterial infection contracted from the hospital's water system.

12 other babies also tested positive for the bacteria. Today 3 are still being treated in isolation at the hospital and the exact source of the infection is still being investigated.

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