A mother was informed that her healthy kid had been accidentally terminated after a botched life-saving operation.
At Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, the horrible mix-up occurred during an operation to terminate an ill baby in order to preserve the life of its healthier sibling.
The unfathomable tragedy was one of 700 errors that resulted in a fatality across NHS hospitals in England.
One of the twins was discovered to have restricted development, which means it had not grown normally in the womb.
The condition increases the risk of stillbirth while also putting the healthier infant in danger.
As a result, the choice was made to abort the sick child in order to carry the stronger child to term.
Surprisingly, surgeons killed the wrong baby, and both of them died.
The Sunday Express used the Freedom of Information Act to get a report on the 700 deaths, which included the twins.
Patients falling off trolleys, early releases, or being given the wrong test or prescription were among the “fundamental blunders” that resulted in the deaths.
Staff at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust failed to deliver anti-embolism stockings, which assist prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following surgery, and one patient died as a result.
Staff at West Suffolk NHS Trust’s A&E thought one patient had the flu, but after they died, it was determined that they had sepsis, a considerably more serious infection.
Another patient died at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust after their oxygen tank was moved by accident.
A patient at the North Bristol NHS Trust died after a bungled surgery in which the wrong part of their colon was rerouted to their abdomen for a colostomy bag fitting.
The sad case of the twins was blamed on a “fatal error,” according to Dr Fiona Reynolds, chief medical officer of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust.