Three-year-old boy died after NHS 'catalogue of errors'

A string of blunders by NHS workers led to the death of a three-year-old boy, a review has found.

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Toddler would still be alive 'if he had gotten proper care'

A toddler who died after a "catalogue of errors" at an NHS hospital caring for him while he had sepsis, would still be alive today if he had received the appropriate care, a watchdog has said.

The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) Dame Julie Mellor criticised the "further injustice" the bereaved family suffered during the complaints process.

We've published this case so that the wider NHS learns from Sam's death and action is taken to help prevent lives being lost from repeated mistakes.

Sadly, this case reinforces that the NHS needs to do much more to prevent avoidable deaths from sepsis.

– Dame Julie Mellor

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