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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Mother says baby's death 'preventable'

Published 15/11/2012 | 07:35

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Paula Stevenson, whose 13-month-old daughter, Hayley Fullerton, died after undergoing open heart surgery in 2009, also called for a change of culture within the NHS to prevent future tragedies. Ms Stevenson issued her call for US-style "rapid response teams" to be introduced to British hospitals after a coroner said Hayley would have had a better chance of survival if she had been admitted to intensive care.Hayley, who underwent surgery to repair a heart condition in October 2009, died at Birmingham Children's Hospital a month later after being transferred from a paediatric intensive care unit to a general ward.

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