Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Coroner slams Tameside Hospital
A crisis-hit hospital has been slammed after a young girl was left lying dead in a bed for so long that rigor mortis set in.
Emma Stones, 12, was admitted to Tameside Hospital with flu-like symptoms and died 16 hours later from blood poisoning. Now a coroner has criticised the inadequate care given to Emma and said that if she had been observed and treated better she may have survived.
- a junior doctor wanted to take a blood sample but a senior registrar was too busy to attend because of his workload
- a team of nurses failed to regularly monitor Emma throughout the night – she should have been observed every four hours
- the lack of observations in the morning was appalling
- Emma’s father was told she had died at 8.50am – but she was ice cold to touch when he was allowed to see her 10 minutes later
- she may have died almost FOUR hours before her father saw her.
What a lovely little girl and what a truly tragic case. RIP angel Emma.
The full article can be read here: Manchester Evening News .