Hospital apology over care of brain-damaged baby

  • 22 May 2012
  • From the section Bristol

A Bristol hospital has admitted making errors in its care of a newborn baby who suffered severe brain damage.

Ollie Lewis, from Weston-super-Mare, was delivered with the umbilical cord wrapped twice around his neck.

It took nearly 20 minutes to resuscitate him. St Michael's Hospital has said it is deeply sorry for the extreme distress caused to his family.

His parents Neil Lewis and Charmaine Malcolm now plan to seek compensation after a meeting was held on Monday.

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