A new mum has died at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after contracting an infection following child birth.
The woman died in hospital after getting a suspected case of streptococcus.
The Gazette understands the woman suffered complications following child birth to wounds associated with her labour.
Public Health England (PHE) is involved in an investigation while infection-control is under way at the unit where she was treated.
Prof Mark O’Donnell, Medical Director of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We offer our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and full support are with them at this very difficult time.
“A full investigation will be conducted by the Trust and therefore it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”
Group A streptococcus can cause invasive infections in the form of endometritis – an inflammatory condition of the lining of the uterus – and Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), commonly known as flesh-eating disease.