31 December 2008
Hospital to pay out after child is born with cerebral palsy
An NHS trust is to award compensation to the parents of a boy who was born with cerebral palsy, it has been revealed.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, which employs nearly 6,000 people, is to pay an undisclosed sum to the family of Stephen Loraine.
The youngster was born at Arrowe Park hospital in August 2000 after having been starved of oxygen in the womb, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Now eight years old, Stephen requires 24-hour care.
His mother, Lorraine, said: "This will make such a difference to Stephen's life and that's all I want.
"We have no ramps and to be able to move him from room to room or get him out in the garden will be brilliant."
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the NHS trust said it would like to place on record its regret for the injuries sustained by Stephen around the time of his birth.
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