Court date set for nurse charged with manslaughter of Phoebe, aged 10

10-year-old Phoebe Willis died in 2012.

10-year-old Phoebe Willis died in 2012. - Credit: Archant

A NURSE charged with the manslaughter of a 10-year-old girl from Locking will appear before a court next month.

Phoebe Willis died in 2012 less than 48 hours after receiving treatment at Weston General Hospital. She suffered from a rare genetic condition called cystinosis, which causes damage to the kidneys and other major organs.

Phoebe’s parents Heather and Julian Willis, of Lime Close, described their daughter as ‘remarkable’ and ‘a brilliant little girl’ in a tribute after her death.

Nurse Carrie-Anne Nash, of Tansy Lane in Portishead, was charged with her manslaughter on the grounds of gross negligence in September. Nash was employed by Nutricia and not by Weston Area Health NHS Trust.

She did not enter a plea at a hearing at North Somerset Courthouse on Tuesday and was ordered to attend a preliminary trial hearing at Bristol Crown Court on December 1.


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