Husband praises new test after wife's tragic death

Frances and husband Tom Credit: Family

The husband of a young mother who died after a botched caesarean section in a Kent hospital has said she would still be alive - if a new test had been in use at the time.

Now a new test to try to stop future tragedies has been named in her memory.

Frances Cappuccinni, who was a primary school teacher in Offham, underwent the surgery at the Tunbridge Wells hospital in 2012. Her baby survived.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust apologised to the family of Frances Cappuccini Credit: Family

Click below to view the report by Abigail Bracken. She talked to Frances' husband Tom; David Bogod, consultant anaesthetist; and Kate Rohde, solicitor.

Click here to view the NHS pregnancy and baby guide,