Pediatric Hospital of Coimbra sent baby home, with the advice to take a mixture of Ibuprofen and paracetamol "with drops for his diarrohea", says Correio da Manhã. He died 10 hours later

Baby dies hours after hospital sends him home

The parents of a seven-month-old baby who died 10 hours after being sent home from hospital with a diagnosis of gastroenteritis are waiting for the results of the autopsy to decide whether or not to advance ‘judicially’. The child’s devastated father has already told Correio da Manhã that he does not believe his little son should have been released from hospital “still full of fever”. This tragic story comes at a time when ‘constraints’ within the SNS health service – particularly when it comes to birthing and maternity units – have never been so apparent.