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Timeline: The Jack Adcock case so far

Jack Adcock died in 2011 Credit: ITV News

Six-year-old Jack Adcock died within hours of being brought into the Leicester Royal Infirmary on February 18, 2011.

Doctor Hazida Bawa-Garba (38), nurses Isabel Amaro (47) and Theresa Taylor (55) were on trial, charged with manslaughter by gross negligence - all three have denied charges.

Doctor Bawa-Garba and nurse Isabel Amaro have been found guilty.

A doctor and a nurse has been found guilty. Credit: ITV News Central

Here’s a roundup of the case so far:

  • February 18, 2011 - Six-year-old Jack died at Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • July 23, 2013 - Inquest begins for the death of Jack Adcock
  • December 17, 2014 - A doctor and two nurses charged with manslaughter
  • January 8, 2015 - Interim suspension or doctor and nurse
  • October 6 - Prosecution tells jury of ‘neglect’ of doctor and nurses
  • October 7 to 8 - Mum was ‘screaming’ when medics were ordered off dying boy
  • October 9 - Jury hears doctor ‘was not told’ Jack was unwell
  • October 19 - Doctor tells jury why she delayed administering antibiotics
  • October 20 - Accused doctor admits errors with hindsight
  • October 29 - Jury retires to consider verdict
  • November 2 - Agency nurse Isabel Amaro found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence
  • November 4, 2015 - Doctor Hazida Bawa-Garba found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence. Ward sister Theresa Taylor found not guilty.
Dr Hazida Bawa-Garba has been found guilty today. Credit: Richard Vernalls/PA

February 18, 2011 - Six-year-old Jack died at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Jack Adcock, a six-year-old boy, was admitted to the Leicester Royal Infirmary, suffering from sickness and diarrhoea.

Later that day Jack, who had Down’s Syndrome, went into cardiac arrest and died at 9:20pm.

His resuscitation had been mistakenly called off by the medical staff at the hospital. He went into a cardiac arrest after sepsis was triggered by a bacterial infection.

July 23, 2013 - Inquest begins for the death of Jack Adcock

  • The inquest was adjourned in 2013.

December 17, 2014 - A doctor and two nurses charged with manslaughter

  • Crown Prosecution Service announced that Doctor Bawa-Garba, nurses Isabel Amaro and Theresa Taylor had been charged with gross negligence manslaughter.

January 8, 2015 - Interim suspension or doctor and nurse

  • General Medical Council (GMC) placed Doctor Hazida Bawa-Garba on interim suspension for 18 months. However, following a High Court order, her suspension was reduced to three months, from January-March 2013, with certain conditions placed on her practice.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) placed agency nurse Isabel Amaro on interim suspension of 18 months with certain conditions of practice in place.

October 6, 2015 - Prosecution tells jury of ‘neglect’ of doctor and nurses

Six-year-old Jack died at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Credit: ITV News
  • Prosecution opened its case in the trial of three people charged with gross negligence manslaughter.
  • Nottingham Crown Court heard how doctor Hazida Bawa-Garba ‘mistakenly told staff not to resuscitate’ Jack, confusing him with another boy.
  • Prosecutors claim ‘lack of care’ from accused doctor and the two nurses led to his death hours later.

October 7-8, 2015 - Mum was ‘screaming’ when medics were ordered off dying boy

  • Another nurse, Kathryn Ramsden, who now works in Australia, described the moment when medical staff was told not to resuscitate little Jack.
  • Ms Ramsden had taken over Jack’s care from nurse Isabel Amaro an hour earlier.
  • She told the court: “His mum was brought into the room. She was very distressed at this point and screaming a lot. She was shouting, stressed and crying, asking if Jack was going to die."

October 9, 2015 - Jury hears doctor ‘was not told’ Jack was unwell

The jury at Nottingham Crown Court has found Dr Bawa-Garba guilty. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA
  • A doctor, who was working at the Leicester Royal Infirmary at the time Jack was admitted, gave evidence.
  • Dr O'Reardon, a Paediatric Consultant, told the jury at Nottingham Crown Court that during a handover on the ward Dr Bawa-Garba never expressed any concern about Jack Adcock’s condition.

October 19, 2015 - Doctor tells jury why she delayed administering antibiotics

  • Dr Bawa-Garba told the jury that when the six-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital she conducted an initial examination and got a history of Jack's medical condition from his mother Nicola Adcock.
  • She told the jury at Nottingham Crown Court the reason why she decided not to administer antibiotics immediately to Jack Adcock - "I was always taught before you treat an infection, you must know where the infection is."

October 20, 2015 - Accused doctor admits errors with hindsight

  • Doctor Bawa-Garba, accused of manslaughter by gross negligence admitted she should have sent him to intensive soon after he arrived at the hospital.
  • Six-year-old Jack Adcock who had Down’s Syndrome, had arrived at the Leicester Royal Infirmary on February 18, 2015 with vomiting, diarrhoea and breathing problems.

October 29, 2015 - Jury retires to consider verdict

November 2 - Agency nurse Isabel Amaro found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence

November 4, 2015 - Doctor Hazida Bawa-Garba found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence. Ward sister Theresa Taylor found not guilty.

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