Parents want apology after daughter's death

The parents of a teenage girl who died from multiple organ failure two days after being discharged from Worcestershire Royal Hospital have won an out of court settlement from the hospital trust.

Parents say money is not enough over daughter's death

The parents of a teenage girl say she might still be alive today if she had been cared for properly when she was taken to hospital in 2009.

Richard and Jacqueline Carter are speaking out after receiving an out of court settlement from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust following the death of their 15-year-old daughter Amy. She died three days after being discharged from the Worcestershire Royal Hospital in December 2009.

She was released on 21st December after being diagnosed with glandular fever but then re-admitted on Christmas Eve when she died of septicaemia and multi-organ failure.

In a statement Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: "Following Amy's death a full investigation was carried out by the Trust which found that at all stages of her hospital stay, Amy received appropriate care."

Parents want apology over daughter's death

15-year-old Amy Carter died of septicaemia on Christmas Eve in 2009 after being told she had glandular fever. Credit: Family photo

The parents of a teenage girl who died from multiple organ failure two days after being discharged from Worcestershire Royal Hospital have won an out of court settlement from the hospital trust.

15-year-old Amy Carter died on Christmas Eve of septicaemia and multi-organ failure. Her parents had been told she had glandular fever.

Amy's mother and father say there should also have been an apology along with the compensation.

In a statement that hospital said: "All of those involved in Amy's care were extremely saddened to learn of her death and we extend our greatest sympathies to her family.

"Following Amy's death a full investigation was carried out by the Trust which found that at all stages of her hospital stay, Amy received appropriate care. The results of this investigation were shared with Mr and Mrs Carter."

"We are pleased that the legal claim arising from Amy's death has now been resolved."

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