A BOLTON family say they are desperate for answers after the death of their 10-day-old baby.

Kingsley Olasupo and his twin sister Princess were born on April 8 at Royal Bolton Hospital.

After suffering from an infection, Kingsley died in the evening of April 18.

Yesterday, a pre-inquest hearing heard that the Trust’s guidelines on how to deal with the situation “hadn’t necessarily been complied with” according to the family’s legal team.

Ms Rachel Galloway, assistant coroner, heard that a midwife dealing with Kingsley’s care had noticed “poor feeding” and issues with his temperature over the night of April 10.

A review into his condition by the neo-natal care team was requested early the next morning, and Kingsley was admitted to the special care baby unit, where his condition tragically deteriorated.

Ms Galloway said: “As I understand it, [Bolton NHS Foundation Trust] accepted that there were some modes of care that could have been dealt with differently.

“I believe it is the Trust’s position at this stage that they do not believe that this caused Kingsley’s death.”

Ms Galloway also expressed displeasure that the investigation report by the Trust was only released a week ago.

A two-day inquest into the infant’s death was supposed to start this week, but the late arrival of the report means that it now has to be delayed.

The family, including Kingsley’s parents Tunde Olasupo and Nicola Daley, received a copy of this report, and are hoping the inquest will provide them with answers about his death and whether it could have been prevented.

Their legal representative, Rachael Heyes, a clinical negligence solicitor at JMW Solicitors, said it has been “difficult for them to comprehend”.

She said: “This is an extremely tragic case and Kingsley’s parents have been shattered by his death and angry and shocked by the investigation report.

“They still have many questions about the treatment Kingsley received and hope the inquest will provide some of the answers they are seeking.”

Francis Andrews, medical director, said: “On behalf of the Trust, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family on the loss of their baby boy.

“Unfortunately due to ongoing legal proceedings, we are unable to comment further at this time.”

A full inquest will start on June 15 and is expected to last four days.