Western Trust hold review into baby’s Pseudomonas death

Health chiefs are to carry out a formal review of the treatment and care of a baby who died from Pseudomonas at Altnagelvin Hospital late last year.

Caolan Burke died from the infection in December when he was just 10 days old.

The family’s solicitor says they can’t understand why a separate review is to be carried out while an independent inquiry is also ongoing.

The Western Health Trust (WHSCT) is to carry out its own formal review from the time of his premature delivery until his death.

Caolan’s parents, Gavin Burke and Caoimhe Campbell, held a formal meeting with Professor Pat Troop, chair of the independent inquiry, in Derry this week. According to the couple, Professor Troop appeared unaware of the separate review being carried out by the Trust.

The WHSCT said it couldn’t comment on individual patient care and treatment for confidentiality reasons.

“The Trust remains committed to communicating directly with families and would welcome the opportunity to discuss such details with them directly,” it said in a statement.