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Death of newborn caused by failings

Worcestershire Hospitals Trust has recorded the death of a newborn baby as a serious incident following paramedics taking the child to Accident and Emergency at Worcestershire Royal instead of the maternity unit.  The crew had been told to take the baby to the maternity unit where a full paediatric resuscitation team would be available, however it was decided that the infant should be taken to A&E.  This decision was made as taking the baby to maternity would have meant wheeling the child through the main hospital whilst performing heart massage. 

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Elderly woman dies in cliff fall

An elderly woman from the Isle of Wight has died after falling from an 18ft cliff edge. Maureen Bean, aged 79, had been walking along the cliff with her heavy handbag on one shoulder, which caused her to lose balance and fall. It was heard that she had visited her GP not long before the fatal accident with concerns about her balance.

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Family blame man’s death on police failings

The family of an 83-year-old man who was killed by a police van has blamed his death on “significant failures” by West Yorkshire Police. The accident happened when Donald Bennett was sitting in Pudsey Park in Leeds. A police van had been parked on a slope in the park, but the driver had failed to leave the vehicle in gear. The van began to travel down the hill two minutes after PC Claire Bugler had left the vehicle, causing it to hit Mr Bennett. It was heard that the chest injuries caused by the force led to his subsequent death.

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2-year-old and woman found on street in critical condition

A two-year-old girl has died and a woman has suffered serious injuries after the pair were discovered unconscious on a street in Bradford yesterday.  West Yorkshire Police are urging people to come forward with any available information.  The couple were found on Delamere Street behind a property on Tuesday morning.  Both were in a critical condition and were taken immediately to hospital: the 2-year-old girl died shortly after reaching the hospital.

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