Rose Harvey-Sullivan has represented the family of baby Archie Powell at a five day inquest at Maidstone Coroner’s Court.
Archie was delivered at the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Hospital, part of the East Kent Hospitals Trust, on 10 February 2019 and died of Group B Streptococcal sepsis four days later. The coroner found that there were multiple missed opportunities to administer life-saving antibiotics to Archie in the hours after his birth.
Archie’s death is one of a number of neonatal deaths within the Trust in recent years; an independent government review is underway and criminal charges have previously been brought against the Trust regarding their failures to provide adequate care to babies.
The case has been widely reported in the local and national press:
Rose is co-editor and author of Coroners’ Inquests and Inquiries, published by Lexis Nexis: https://tinyurl.com/vytkbbfc
Her profile can be found here.
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