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Mother who lost son to Sepsis pays tribute by naming second born after him

The new baby has been called Arthur William Mead, paying tribute to his older brother. Credit: Melissa Mead

A woman from Cornwall who's campaigning to raise awareness of Sepsis after her son died has become a mother again.

Melissa Mead's one-year-old son William died after medics repeatedly failed to spot the symptoms of the condition.

She has now given birth to another son named Arthur William Mead - paying tribute to his older brother.

William died in December 2014 after an NHS helpline failed to identify the seriousness of his illness.

Melissa has since been campaigning for a public health campaign into the disease.

She says GPs, parents, teachers and hospitals need to know what the disease is after the call-handler on the NHS 111 helpline failed to notice her son was suffering from the blood infection.

The government has apologised after a damning report condemned the NHS out-of-hours system for failing to recognise William's symptoms.


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