Wife’s death af­ter birth at hos­pi­tal

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Animals Rescued -

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched af­ter a mother died af­ter giv­ing birth at a Lon­don hos­pi­tal.

Heav­ily preg­nant Abim­bola Ba­ba­tola was rushed to Tun­bridge Wells Hos­pi­tal af­ter com­plain­ing of a sep­a­rate is­sue in July.

The 39-year-old, of Park Wood, Maid­stone – who pre­vi­ously lived in Ash­ford with her fam­ily – was trans­ferred to King’s Col­lege Hos­pi­tal, Lon­don, a day later for spe­cial­ist treat­ment.

More than three weeks later the mother-of-three passed away shortly af­ter giv­ing birth by cae­sarean there.

Mrs Ba­ba­tola’s death on Fri­day, July 31, has sparked an ex­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion but the King’s Col­lege Hos­pi­tal NHS Foun­da­tion Trust said it was un­able to say who would head it up.

A re­port has been passed to the In­ner South Lon­don Coro­ner’s of­fice.

A spokesman for the of­fice said: “The death was re­ferred to us by King’s Col­lege Hos­pi­tal.

“The case is at the in­ves­ti­ga­tion stage await­ing the fi­nal post mortem re­port from the pathol­o­gist.

“On re­ceipt of that re­port the de­ci­sion will be made whether to open an in­quest.”

Mrs Ba­ba­tola leaves be­hind her hus­band Oladapo Ba­ba­tola, a doc­tor who works at Pri­or­ity House next to Maid­stone Hos­pi­tal, and three chil­dren.

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