A three-month-old baby boy died of sepsis after doctors waited more than six hours to give him antibiotics.
Three-month-old Lewys was rushed to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff by his parents Kirsty Link and Aidan Crawford after developing a high temperature.
Lewys died the next day at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
Later, it turned out he developed sepsis but the doctors waited more than six hours to give him antibiotics.
At an inquest into his death, the coroner slammed the hospital and told Lewys could have survived if the doctors had not waited more than six hours to give him antibiotics.
Lewys’ mother told he was a healthy and happy child and slammed the hospital for their carelessness.
The grieving mother said: “It makes me think “why us?” Every time I see a mother with a baby I just can’t deal with it.”
“I can’t deal with programmes on the telly. I can’t watch my normal programmes. If I do I have to fast forward or skip certain things if a baby comes on.”
She blamed herself for her child’s death for months but has now found out it was the hospital’s fault.
After Lewys’ death, she lost her trust in the hospital. While attending appointments at the hospital, she was scared to even walk into UHW.
Lewys’ father said they are angry because if they had done everything at the right time, Lewys could have survived and they wouldn’t have to go through all this.
The parents are struggling after Lewys’ death and now hopes the same failures don’t happen again to anyone.
Ruth Walker, executive nurse director at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, apologised ‘for the failings in the treatment and care we provided to Lewys’ after Lewys death.
Ruth Walker told the BBC: “This will help ensure that the right treatment pathways are in place and followed, for all patients that come into our care that we suspect may have sepsis.”
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