NHS hospital failed to disclose babies’ deadly bacteria infections

The Guardian says A LEADING NHS hospital failed to publicly disclose that four very ill premature babies in its care were infected with a deadly bacterium, one of whom died soon after.

NHS hospital failed to disclose babies’ deadly bacteria infections

The Guardian says A LEADING NHS hospital failed to publicly disclose that four very ill premature babies in its care were infected with a deadly bacterium, one of whom died soon after.

St Thomas’ hospital did not admit publicly that it had suffered an outbreak of Bacillus cereus in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of its Evelina children’s hospital in late 2013 and early 2014.

It occurred six months before a well publicised similar incident in June 2014 in which 19 premature babies at nine hospitals in England became infected with it after receiving contaminated baby feed directly into their bloodstream. Three of them died, including two at St Thomas’.

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/23/nhs-hospital-failed-to-disclose-babies-deadly-bacteria-infections

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