University Hospital Waterford has apologised for the death of an infant less than two weeks after he was born.
Eli Hunt from Tramore died from brain damage, following a series of failings in the care given to his mother Krystle.
Cork City Coroner’s Court returned a verdict of medical misadventure into the case yesterday.
The Coroner heard how baby Eli was born following an emergency C-Section at UHW early in the morning of October 18, 2016.
His mother Krystle’s had presented the evening before with an elevated temperature, a strep B infection and she had sepsis.
But it was 7 and a half hours before she was rushed to theatre for the surgery.
Giving evidence at the Coroner’s Court, Consultant obstetrician Dr John Bermingham said that while he was not on duty, it was clear that she was not attended to properly by the on-call registrar, and the baby should have been delivered hours earlier
In a statement, UHW and the HSE apologised to the Hunts for the standard of care which was provided that night, and said they would implement the recommendations quickly.