We needed to operate because the children's health was going
downhill. This was an emergency operation because there was a blockage
in their joined intestine which could only be resolved through
The technical separation worked well - although it was
extremely challenging - and went according to plan. Over twenty staff
were involved with the children moved into different theatres after
However, very sadly, after separation baby Hope's
lungs proved too small to support her breathing and she died last night
in the presence of her parents.
They are clearly devastated by the loss of their daughter and we offer them our deepest condolences on their loss.
Faith is stable after separation. She requires support for her
breathing but she is gradually improving. However, it is early days and
complications can occur.
Professor Agostino Pierro, head of the surgical team
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