15th January 2014
A four-year-old boy who died on a “shambolic” hospital ward was so neglected that he resorted to sucking moisture out of wet wipes, his parents told an inquest today.
Sean Turner excitedly told friends that doctors were going to “mend his heart” when he underwent complex surgery to correct heart problems he was born with.
But after the operation he was moved out of intensive care too soon because his bed was needed for other patients, his parents told the inquest.
They also claimed doctors missed a series of warning signs, including continuous vomiting, a high loss of fluids and huge blood clots and high blood pressure.
His mother Yolanda, 45, said she begged for help but “nobody would listen” on Ward 32 at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
How about that government-provided health care, eh? Don’t you wish we had a system like that in the U.S.?