Medway Maritime Hospital: Baby died after wait to see doctor, inquest hears
At a glance
- Shistree Chongbang waited three days to be seen by an obstetrician after her waters broke, an inquest hears
- Her son Aayam died from pneumonia at Medway Maritime Hospital
- A coroner said staff shortages significantly impacted the hospitals service
By Christian Fuller & Sara Smith
- Published 9 June 2023, 18:51 BST
- Updated 8 minutes ago
A one-day old baby died from pneumonia after his mother waited three days to be seen by an obstetrician after her waters broke, a coroner said.
Aayam Chongbang was delivered by Caesarean at Medway Maritime Hospital in Kent on 2 August, 2022, but died the following day.
At an inquest into his death, coroner Catherine Wood said staff shortages significantly impacted the service the hospital trust was able to provide.