Dedicated Support Line Set Up For Infected IV Drip Cases

6 June 2014

Dedicated Support Line Set Up For Infected IV Drip Cases

A dedicated advice, support and counselling helpline has been set up by in conjunction with several charities, advice groups and support organisations to assist families and loved ones impacted by the infected IV drip scandal at several hospitals which has claimed the life of one baby, and led to 17 other newborns falling seriously ill with blood poisoning.

A newborn baby has died from blood poisoning after being infected by a contaminated batch of liquid food which had been distributed to the neonatal intensive care units of several hospitals across London and the south-east of England. Worryingly, 17 other newborns in over six separate hospitals are currently suffering from blood poisoning after the fluid drips had been administered to them. works with a number of specialist charities, support groups, counselling organisations and advisory services who can provide important advice, assistance and support after three more newborns were taken ill due to contaminated IV liquid feeds at several hospitals.

The hospitals already affected are:

  • Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust, London
  • Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust, London 
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust     
  • Addenbrooke's, Cambridge University Hospitals 
  • Luton and Dunstable University Hospital 
  • The Whittington Hospital, London 

If you have been affected, you are welcome to call our dedicated support hotline at 0800 222 9800 and we can place you in touch with charities, support groups and advice centres.