A grieving couple have spoken of their agonising pain they will never get over after losing their "miracle" baby boy just 50 minutes after he was born. 

Axwell Savcak was delivered in what the couple are describing as a "poor condition" by caesarean section at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary at around 1.50am on April 24, 2021.

His mum Vaida had been admitted to the hospital’s delivery suite at around 9.10am the previous day. Following his delivery doctors tried to resuscitate Axwell, but he died 50 minutes after birth.

A post-mortem examination found he died from complications as a result of being starved of oxygen.

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Following his death, Vaida and her husband Aleks, from Blakelaw, Newcastle, instructed expert lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to help investigate the family’s care under Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs RVI.

Lindsay Cole, the specialist lawyer at Irwin Mitchell representing the couple, said: “After years of trying and disappointment Vaida and Aleks were absolutely overjoyed when they found out they were expecting Axwell.

"Understandably they are devastated by the events that unfolded and his tragic death."

Vaida, and Aleks, aged 35 and 37 respectively, have now spoken for the first time about their devastating loss and joined their legal team in calling for lessons to be learned.


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Vaida, a production operator, and Aleks, a shift manager, had been trying for a baby for nine years.

Vaida said: “We’d always wanted a family and had tried for years to realise our dream. During that period we faced so many emotions and disappointment, that’s why we were so happy when we found out we were expecting Axwell.

"After so much pain we thought he was our little miracle who would make our family complete.

“Trying to come to terms with what happened is something I don’t think we’ll both ever get over. What should have been the happiest day of our lives turned to total despair. When we lost Axwell our lives changed forever.

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“We had so many plans for the future and all we wanted was to bring Axwell home with us. Having to leave the hospital and him behind was heartbreaking.

“We know nothing can make up for what’s happened but we take some small comfort as to at least having answers to the many questions we had.

Aleks added: “Walking past what would have been his nursery is a daily reminder of the pain we’re going through.

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"By speaking out we just hope lessons can be learned as we wouldn’t wish what we’re going through on anyone.” 

A Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said: "We would like to express our sincere sadness for the loss of Axwell.

"We recognise the devastating impact this will have had on Mrs Savcak and the family and offer our deepest condolences. As an investigation is still ongoing, we are unable to comment any further at this stage."

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