Jury finds nurse not guilty of manslaughter

Phoebe Willis with dad Julian.

Phoebe Willis with dad Julian. - Credit: Archant

A nurse has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of a 10-year-old girl, a jury has decided.

Carrie-Anne Nash was accused of being ‘grossly negligent’ when she treated Phoebe Willis, from Locking, in Weston General Hospital in 2012.

A jury at Bristol Crown Court returned not guilty verdicts (Wednesday) afternoon.

Phoebe had a rare genetic disorder, which meant she had to be fed through a tube.

Ms Nash, aged 34 and of Tansy Lane in Portishead, was called in to the hospital as a specialist working for a company called Nutricia to replace the tube.

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But it was not placed correctly, and Phoebe died of an infection.

* For more on the story, pick up a copy of the Weston Mercury next Thursday.

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