A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) has begun into the deaths of three babies in Lanarkshire. The families are reliving their worst nightmare as they seek answers and justice.
A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) got under way this week into the deaths of three babies, all less than a day old, in Lanarkshire. The death of a baby is an event no parent should endure, let alone in circumstances where – if there were different decisions, procedures, or knowledge – that baby may have survived. To then have the details of that personal tragedy made public is further trauma that no family would want.Ellie McCormick died at five hours old on 5 March 2019 at the same hospital.
It is important that these deaths are not brushed off as isolated tragedies, and if there are common failings then they should be investigated to prevent anything like this from happening again. That is why three families who were anticipating a joyous turn in their lives are putting themselves through the distress of reliving their worst nightmare.This FAI was called by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service which has deemed it in the public interest for this inquiry to take plac