Inquest into death of one year-old

An inquest into the death of a one year old boy who died after being treated for chicken pox at Rotherham District General Hospital takes place today.

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Parents' warning to other families

The parents of Lewis Mullins warn other parents to be vigilant on the day a coroner strongly criticises Rotherham's NHS Walk-In centre and the town's General Hospital over "missed opportunities" which could have saved the life of their one year-old boy.

Lewis Mullins died in April last year from pneumonia brought on by chicken pox. He was treated just for chicken pox and medical staff failed to diagnose an underlying bacterial infection.

Coroner Nicola Mundy recorded a narrative verdict and says she's considering writing to the Department of Health highlighting Lewis's case to try and prevent a similar tragedy.

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