Girl, Four, Died Hours After Doctors Sent Her Home – but Would Have Lived With Antibiotics

A four-year-old girl who died from a meningococcal infection would have lived if she been given antibiotics in hospital hours before her death, an inquest heard.

Little Gracie Foster went into Chesterfield Royal Hospital, in Derbyshire, for a routine tonsil removal operation three years ago. . .

Giving evidence yesterday, he [Dr Ubhi] said the checks came after being told Gracie had been diagnosed with tonsillitis and discharged from hospital following the cancellation of her operation.

Dr Ubhi said that had it been a full referral then he would have checked Gracie’s full medical history and carried out further examinations and observations and she would have been kept in hospital. . .

Dr Ubhi said that after reflecting on that day in October 2015 ‘there were 10 different factors that contributed to her sad demise’ and ‘systematic errors’ at the Royal at the time. (Read more from “Girl, Four, Died Hours After Doctors Sent Her Home – but Would Have Lived With Antibiotics” HERE)

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