Infant died of sepsis at Royal Hobart Hospital after six-hour delay in urgent treatment, coroner finds

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated November 9 2021 - 2:28am, first published November 8 2021 - 11:30pm
The death of an infant at the RHH was not reported to the Coronial Division until two months after his death, and only when his parents raised the issue.

A 48-day-old infant suffering from severe sepsis did not receive urgent treatment for six hours after arriving at the Royal Hobart Hospital where his condition was incorrectly assessed, a coroner has found.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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