Unexpected death of baby at Paisley hospital to be investigated as matter of 'public concern'

By Stephen Houston

The unexpected death of a baby in hospital is to be investigated.

Fearne Adger passed away aged just eight-months-old on April 29, 2017, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where she was being treated.

The Lord Advocate has ruled a fatal accident inquiry should examine Fearne's death it has emerged.

The probe is expected to be held later this year at Paisley Sheriff Court nexy month, the Paisley Daily Express reports.

Details of the hearing were released by Paisley Procurator Fiscal Kathleen Stewart.

She said: “The death of Fearne Adger occurred in Scotland in circumstances which give rise to serious public concern and the Lord Advocate has decided that it is in the public interest for an inquiry to be held into the circumstances of the death.

"A Preliminary Hearing has been fixed for October 21.”

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "We continue to offer our condolences to the family for their loss.

“We are working with the inquiry team and will provide any and all assistance that we can."

Fearne’s parents David and Lauren were unavailable for comment.

Two years ago Lauren and her family raised £3,800 for the Scottish Cot Death Trust after climbing Ben Nevis.

On her charity page, Lauren said: “Fearne was such an amazing little girl who captivated everybody she met with her incredible charm and adorable face. She was bursting with personality and enthusiasm and she was so funny and cute. She filled our hearts with love and happiness from the minute she was born. We are so thankful for the lovely, precious time we spent with her.

“Fearne passed away in the Royal Alexandra Hospital on the 29th April 2017. She was 8 months and 2 days old.

“I struggle every day with the loss of Fearne but I’d like to thank The Scottish Cot Death Trust for the help they’ve given me, it’s what has kept me going at times."

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