Family claim Rotherham Hospital delays led to death of boy

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Five-year-old. Yusuf Mahmud Nazir died in Sheffield’s Children Hospital
By Stuart Harratt
BBC News

A five-year-old boy who died after being sent dwelling from a hospital could have been saved if he was handled earlier, his family has claimed

Yusuf. Mahmud Nazir’s uncle pronounced he had “begged” employees at Rotherham Hospital to deal with his nephew’s extreme throat infection with intravenous antibiotics

He. pronounced he was informed the kid’s ward had “not obtained the doctors” and “not obtained the beds”. Yusuf died on Monday

The. hospital belief has begun an investigation into what happened

Zaheer. Ahmed pronounced Yusuf fell ill with a sore throat on 13 November. The following day he went to his GP and was prescribed antibiotics

When. the boy’s situation worsened he was taken to Rotherham Hospital in South Yorkshire.

After waiting for hours Yusuf was seen by a health practitioner who, in accordance to Mr Ahmed, informed him that the boy or girl had “the worse case of tonsillitis he had ever seen”

Despite. the prognosis he was not admitted to hospital.

‘Queues of kids’

When Yusuf’s situation deteriorated further, Mr Ahmed pronounced he known as the kid’s ward at the hospital.

“We were begging them for their help,” he said

“I. pronounced ‘Please can you help me I’ve obtained no one else to go to. He needs IV antibiotics, he’s struggling breathing’

“They. didn’t desire to know. They simply pronounced ‘We’ve not obtained the doctors, we have not obtained the beds. I can’t simply pull a bed out of the air’.

“‘We’ve obtained queues of youngsters waiting it truly is not simply your child’ and I pronounced ‘Yeah, however he needs this treatment’.

“‘So do different children’ – that is precisely the response I got”

The. Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust later pronounced its hospital does not furnish paediatric intensive care beds.

Yusuf Mahmud Nazir’s uncle: ‘We were begging for their help”

Two days later, Yusuf was unable to speak, eat or drink so was taken by ambulance to Sheffield Children’s Hospital

After. being given intravenous antibiotics, Mr Ahmed pronounced his nephew seemed to advance and began consuming and eating once again. However, his situation deteriorated and he died

“The. infection – what should have been handled in Rotherham – simply spread to his chest, spread to to his lungs. organ failures and simply taken his life from there,” pronounced the boy’s uncle

“If. he had obtained IV antibiotics, he would have been the following. He would have be enjoying with us now, if he obtained that when I begged them”

Mr. Ahmed pronounced the family wished solutions from the hospital and the authorities to prevent future deaths

“I. do not know if it would have been a different scenario if they did have the beds or weren’t overwhelmed,” he pronounced.

Rotherham Hospital belief pronounced it had launched an investigation into Yusuf’s death

Dr Richard Jenkins, chief government of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, offered his “sincere condolences to Yusuf’s family”

“We. have commenced a thorough investigation into Yusuf’s care, which will contain liaison with Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust,” he pronounced.

“I desire to guarantee families that we have an appropriately staffed medical paediatric service who furnish assist to our medical colleagues working inside our Urgent Emergency Care Centre when required.

“We, like different district basic hospitals in the South Yorkshire region, do not furnish paediatric intensive care beds.

“The Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist belief who do furnish paediatric intensive care beds”

A. Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “All children deserve the highest ranges of care and we are taking pressing action to be sure no families have to experience these sorts of tragedies

“Last. week we introduced up to £8bn for overall healthiness and social care in 2024-25 and we’re giving an additional £500m to speed up hospital discharge and free up beds, ensuring individuals are only in hospital for as lengthy as they want to be”

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