Violet Stephens died after “serious failure” by medics at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, inquest rules
A mother died after giving birth due to a “serious failure” by doctors at Romford’s Queen’s Hospital, a coroner ruled today (Thursday).
Violet Stephens, 35, may have lived had she been given a caesarian section earlier, Walthamstow Coroner’s Court heard.
Instead the mum-of-three had to wait three days before undergoing the procedure because of a “serious failure” by consultants to hand over her care”, coroner Chinyere Inyama said.
The court also heard that Violet waited two-and-a half hours for an urgent blood transfusion when she was finally operated on.
Her cause of death on April 9 last year was given as multiple organ failure due a serious high-blood pressure condition called to pre-eclampsia as a result of her pregnancy.
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The coroner recorded a narrative verdict and said that he would be passing his findings on to the health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Violet’s child Christian, a baby boy, lived.
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Sister Kitty Mhango, a nurse, told the Recorder after the hearing: “Now that I know what happened to my sister and the matter has been investigated my family and I can finally put the issue to rest with the assurance that no-one else will have to go through what my sister went through.”
She added: “The hospital in the future will be able to identify strategies to help nursing and medical care.”