Investigators probing the death of a one-day-old baby born at a Norfolk hospital have called for staff to use clearer language when talking to patients and each other.

A probe was carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch following the death of Mileham baby Bonnie Webster.

Tragic Bonnie was born at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn on February 9 and died the following day after being transferred to the Norfolk and Norwich for intensive care.

An inquest into her death raised concerns about the treatment her family received after mum Megan was admitted with constant pain - later discovered to be a placental abruption.

It heard that a number of errors and mix-ups were made before, during and after her emergency caesarian - from which hospital bosses say lessons have been learned. 

The incident sparked a health and safety investigation following Bonnie's death, which made several recommendations for improvements to be made at the hospital.

These include urging hospital staff to use "clear and unambiguous language" and to make sure all emergency equipment is regularly checked.

It comes after the breakdowns in communication between staff members resulted in Mrs Webster's C-section being miscategorised and the operating theatre used not being fully equipped for the procedure.

The report reads: "It is recommended that the trust is to support the use of clear unambiguous language during information transfers between clinicians so that members of the multidisciplinary team are aware of all risk factors.

"The trust is to ensure communication between clinicians is robust when deciding on a category of urgency of caesarean section delivery and the multidisciplinary team are aware of any changes in the urgency grading.

"The trust is to ensure that all emergency resuscitation equipment is checked and available for immediate use in line with local and national guidance."

Helen Blanchard, interim chief nurse at the QEH, said: "On behalf of the trust, I reiterate our condolences to Bonnie’s parents and family.

"A thorough investigation into the circumstances of Bonnie’s condition at birth was carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.

"The trust cooperated fully with this investigation and with the inquest process.

"I would like to offer an assurance to Bonnie’s family we have learnt through the investigation, specifically the importance of clear communication with families and more effective communication between healthcare teams."