The mother of a teenager has hit out at the treatment received by her daughter who died after being admitted to hospital. An inquest into the death of Jessica Ashton-Pyatt heard there had been a catalogue of blunders including nurses attempting to use a vital piece of equipment upside down.
Jessica's mother had been fundraising for the hospital as a thank-you and only discovered the mistakes when she attended her inquest. Wesley Smith reports.
The family of 14-year-old Jessica Ashton-Pyatt, who died after being admitted to the casualty ward at the Pilgrim Hospital in Lincolnshire, say the revelations at the inquest have left them with more questions that answers and that until then, they'd been defenders of the hospital.
The mother of a teenager from Staffordshire has hit out at the treatment received by her daughter who died after being admitted to hospital.
Her parents only discovered what had happened at the inquest and had previously raised funds to thank Pilgrim Hospital in Boston for looking after their daughter.
An inquest into the death of Jessica Ashton-Pyatt heard there'd been a catalogue of blunders including nurses attempting to use a vital piece of equipment upside down.
The parents of teenager Jessica Ashton-Pyatt who died after being admitted to the casualty ward at at Pilgrim Hospital in Lincolnshire said they were, "disgusted and angry at the way staff at the hospital treated Jessica."
Jessica suffered two heart attacks after a mystery illness caused her to vomit so much her stomach ruptured.
An inquest last Friday heard from the attending paramedic Mark Hall who said that A&E staff, "appeared overwhelmed by the serious situation" they were faced with when 14-year-old Jessica Ashton-Pyatt was admitted to the hospital on 27 October.
Recording a verdict of death by natural causes, South Lincolnshire Coroner Professor Robert Forrest said: "The treatment she received did not save her life, but did not contribute to her death."
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which runs Pilgrim Hospital, issued a statement saying, 'whilst we recognise that the patient's condition was very unusual, we also recognise that there were aspects of care which did not meet the high standards that we normally deliver.'
There has been progress at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital since it was criticised by the Care Quality Commission, according to a new report.
The investigation in 2011 was carried out following a number of serious incidents and CQC inspections at Pilgrim Hospital.
It focused mainly on the quality of care and safety of patients.
In February, an urgent review into patient safety was called for after letters from three doctors highlighted concerns.
In a statement, the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, says it has carried out a review on nurse staffing levels.