Father-to-be, dies from a heart block hours before his daughter was due to be born

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A father-to-be died from a sudden cardiac death just hours before the birth of his first child, after doctors missed an abnormality on scans at A&E.

Thomas Gibson, 40, was found unresponsive at his home in Manchester by partner Rebecca Moss who was 39 weeks pregnant with their daughter Harper at the time.

Ms Moss, who was scheduled to have a planned caesarean section on the same morning, called 999 before performing CPR but could not save him. Harper was safely born hours later, but Mr Gibson never got to meet his first and only child.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has since admitted to Ms Moss that it gave negligent medical care to Mr Gibson, which caused his sudden cardiac death.

The trust told the family he should have been admitted as an inpatient to cardiology and fitted with a pacemaker device, which would have likely prevented his death.