Newborn baby died after parents took him out of the hospital against medical advice

A two-day-old baby died after his parents discharged him against medical advice because his mum had a phobia for hospitals.

Edward Boundy-Hill was born four weeks premature at home before being taken to hospital for checks in September 2019.

His parents, Zoe Boundy, 29, and dad Jamie Hill were advised to keep him in hospital but decided to leave due to Zoe’s phobia of hospitals – a condition known as Nosocomephobia.

An inquest into the child's death has now heard that doctors warned her not to leave the hospital but both mum and baby were ‘seemingly well’ and ‘there were no grounds for involvement from police or social services’ regarding them leaving.Latest Post