Parents pleaded to have life support restored for baby


A critically ill infant was taken off life support against his parents’ wishes at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar last September, an inquest at Westmeath Coroner’s Court heard last week.

Ventilation for the baby boy, who had severe brain damage, was removed shortly after he was born and the infant survived a further eleven hours.

The court heard that baby Jack Coyne was born by emergency Caesarean Section on 23 September, 2016 after a rare and unexpected complication developed during his mother’s labour.