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Baby death: hospital failed to alert cardiologist

A leaked report into the death of a baby from Bristol has found that a cardiologist wasn't called until 20 minutes after she arrived at Bristol Children's Hospital by ambulance. The hospital denies the delays.

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Hospital failed to call cardiologist

Four-month-old Lacey Marie Poton suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after being sent home after an operation on her heart. Credit: ITV West Country

A leaked report into the death of a four-month-old baby from Bristol has found that a cardiologist wasn't called until twenty minutes after she arrived at Bristol Children's Hospital by ambulance.

Lacey Marie Poton suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after being sent home after an operation on her heart.

Now a report by South Western Ambulance Service obtained by ITV West Country outlines that a cardiologist was not alerted by the hospital when the baby arrived.

In February another internal report demonstrated a catalogue of mistakes by the ambulance service in their response. They have since apologised.

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