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Statement regarding recent unexpected child death

There has been a lot of debate and speculation on social media relating to the recent, tragic death of a young boy from Redditch.

As with any sudden unexpected death in childhood there will be a referral to the coroner, a post mortem and a full external Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Childhood investigation.

A coroner is an independent judicial office holder and they investigate deaths that have been reported to them if the cause of death is unknown.

In these cases coroners investigate to find out who has died and how, when, and where they died.

This investigation is completely independent from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

More details about the role of the coroner can be found here

Until the coroner’s inquest  it would be wholly improper for us to comment further.


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Woodrow Drive, Redditch, B98 7UB

01527 503030

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Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1DD

01905 763333

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Don’t bring flu into hospital

Flu kills
Influenza (flu) is contagious and largely preventable. If you have symptoms of flu do not go to A&E or visit family and friends in hospital - you could pass it on to someone else.

Recognise it

The symptoms of flu include:

  • Sudden fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Contain it

If you have these symptoms:

  • Do not attend A&E or visit family and friends in the hospital
  • Contact 111 or your GP for further advice
  • If you are otherwise fit and healthy there is usually no reason to visit your GP
  • The best remedy is to stay home, keep warm and drink plenty of water
  • You can take over the counter remedies to lower temperature and relieve aches
  • You should visit your GP if you are over 65, pregnant, have underlying medical conditions or a weakened immune system


  • Catch it - Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes
  • Bin it - As soon as you can
  • Kill it - Wash your hands with soap and water

Car parking concessions

If you are visiting an immediate relative who is a long-stay patient or you are a patient receiving regular treatment, you may be eligible for a reduced-fee parking pass.  

Further information about car paking concessions is available here

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Page last updated: 17 March 2017