Bristol

Hospital to meet parents over brain-damaged baby

  • 21 May 2012
  • From the section Bristol
Charmaine Malcolm and Neil Lewis with baby
The couple are looking after their son at home

A meeting is to be held to discuss why a baby born at a Bristol hospital suffered brain damage.

Ollie Lewis had to be resuscitated after he was delivered at St Michael's Hospital with the umbilical cord around his neck in February.

Doctors treating him say he could have only months to live.

The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is carrying out an inquiry and will meet parents Charmaine Malcolm and Neil Lewis later on Monday.

The trust said it was ensuring they were supported.

Ms Malcolm and Mr Lewis, from Weston-super-Mare, said hospital staff had told them Ollie had been starved of oxygen.

Mr Lewis said: "We've had our life put completely on hold, we can't work, we can't go out and do normal things, because we just have to be here for him and do what we can."

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