I was recently reading a very sad article about a baby boy who was left brain damaged after being born in an Ayrshire hospital. The baby’s mother has recently spoken about her hope of finally “getting justice” as prosecutors begin an investigation into his care.
Jennifer Kennedy and her newborn son Elijah were left fighting for their lives after his birth at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock last December. Elijah suffered brain damage after being starved of oxygen for 30 minutes during an emergency caesarean which was delayed for 10 hours due to confusion among the ward’s medical and nursing staff, according to an NHS report in August.
The procurator fiscal in Ayr is awaiting the final results of the NHS Serious Adverse Event Review and will consider whether there are grounds to mount a case against the health board or hold an FAI.