The London Ambulance Service has apologised for the mistake by two ambulance paramedics that led to the death of Sarah Louise Mulenga. Both of the crew no longer work for the service. Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer Richard Webber said the ambulance crew was qualified to do the job.
The family of a Barking student who died in Newham University Hospital have said they will take legal action against the London Ambulance Service.
Sarah Louise Mulenga died two years ago after an ambulance crew who were on a student paramedic programme failed to check her properly even though they knew she suffered from the condition sickle cell anaemia.
They decided not to take her to hospital immediately - a decision which a coroner has described as "a gross failure".
Her family claim that a lack of fully qualified staff meant that the student paramedics were sent to help Sarah.