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Thousands of people will be buying Valentine's Day gifts for their loved ones in time for February 14th.

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Valentine's Day is also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine and is celebrated in lots of countries around the world.

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Paediatrician says baby would have survived if he'd come to hospital earlier

Charlie was born in the toilet of his home. Credit: ITV News

A consultant paediatrician has told an inquest that if a baby boy who died of sepsis had been admitted to hospital earlier he would have survived.

Charlie Jermyn was only 29 hours old when he died at home in Penryn last May.

An inquest in Truro had been told that three midwifes who treated him failed to spot signs of the early onset of sepsis.

Professor Peter Fleming,a consultant paediatrician, told the coroner that Charlie should have gone to hospital and "on the balance of probabilities, he "would have survived."

Professor Fleming said the later the treatment for sepsis was delayed, the higher the risk of death.

Baby's death "could have been prevented" inquest told

Charlie Jermyn

Opportunities were missed which could have prevented the death of a baby boy in Cornwall, an inquest has been told. Charlie Jermyn died from sepsis last May. He had been born in the toilet of his home in Penryn,two hours after his mother had been discharged from the Royal Cornwall hospital in Truro.

The hospital discharged Mrs Jermyn because it assessed she wasn't ready to give birth. Julie Frolich,a consultant midwife, who investigated the death said Charlie had shown signs of sepsis which were not spotted by the midwifes who treated him.

He should have been sent to hospital immediately. Mrs Frolich said this was a missed opportunity which could have saved Charlie's life.

"Training urgently needed" after baby dies of sepsis

Charlie Jermyn

An expert in midwifery told an inquest into the death of a baby boy in Cornwall that training of midwifes at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro was urgently needed.

Charlie Jermyn died from sepsis at his home in Penryn last May. He had been born hours earlier in the toilet.He was only 29 hours old.

Julie Frolich, a consultant midwife, investigated the death for the coroner. She said the treatment by Charlie by three midwifes demonstrated a lack training in spotting signs of sepsis. Mrs. Frolich said training was urgently needed.

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