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20 Mar

Notification of investigation: recognition of the acutely ill infant

  • Written by: Communications team

The HSIB was notified of a three-month-old infant who was admitted in to a hospital and discharged four hours later. The infant was re-admitted less than four hours later and sadly died of Meningococcus (serogroup B). HSIB has launched an investigation regarding the recognition of the acutely ill infant.


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