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Welsh health board pays compensation after C-section delay




A baby was left "severely disabled" after a delay during his delivery by Caesarean section, a High Court judge has been told.

Betsi Cadwaladr health board will pay £4m in compensation after a negligence claim was brought by one of the boy's relatives.

The child has required 24-hour care since his birth in 2018 at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Denbighshire.

The hospital apologised, saying doctors are "working hard" to learn lessons.

Barrister, Alexander Hutton KC, representing the health board, told Mr Justice Soole

"We are extremely sorry. Betsi Cadwaladr is working hard to learn lessons from this case."

The High Court hearing in London was told the boy's delivery had been delayed by about 30 minutes.

In approving the negligence settlement, Mr Justice Soole said he was "quite satisfied" that the settlement was in the boy's best interests.

He said the boy could not be identified in media reports of the case.