Inquest for baby Luke
AN INQUEST into the death of tragic baby Luke Day is set to be held before the end of the year.Luke was thought to be the youngest-ever victim of killer superbug MRSA when he died aged just 36 hours in Ipswich Hospital on February 3 last year.
AN INQUEST into the death of tragic baby Luke Day is set to be held before the end of the year.
Luke was thought to be the youngest-ever victim of killer superbug MRSA when he died aged just 36 hours in Ipswich Hospital on February 3 last year.
Now, with some questions surrounding his death still unanswered, an inquest will be convened in the coming months.
It was originally thought that the inquest would be held in March but that date never came to fruition.
However, a spokesman for the Suffolk Coroner's Office has said the hearing would now be held “hopefully by the end of the year”.
Luke's death ignited a media frenzy and saw the issue of the growing number of MRSA cases in hospitals take centre stage in the run up to last year's General Election.
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But a subsequent investigation carried out by the hospital concluded that MRSA may not have been the cause of Luke's death, although it acknowledged the presence of the bug.
Luke's Woodbridge-based family - paternal grandmother Julie Fenton, father Kevin Fenton, mum Glynis Day and maternal grandmother Kathy Day - welcomed news of the impending inquest.
Mrs Day, who said she had been told the hearing would be in December, added: “We need this to bring closure really - it's not an end, because we are never going to forget little Luke.
“I hope it will bring everything together and they come to some agreement as to how Luke died.”
Mrs Fenton said: “We don't know what to expect. It's the last thing that can be done and there's more trepidation about it than anything really.