Mum worried about child safety after baby has 10-hour wait before being admitted to hospital

A Worksop mother says she's worried about the safety of other children, after waiting more than 10 hours for her poorly son to be admitted to hospital.

Ashlea Crowder took Edward, who had gastroenteritis, to Bassetlaw Hospital just after 4pm.

He was eventually treated at Doncaster Credit: ITV News

Edward though was later transferred to Doncaster, and not admitted until the early hours of the next day.

The Children's Ward at Bassetlaw is currently closed overnight due to staff shortages and safety concerns.

Moira Hardy, Acting Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Quality at the Trust, said: “The Children’s Ward at Bassetlaw Hospital is currently closed to admissions from 7pm due staffing issues. This means that those needing overnight observation are safely transferred to Doncaster Royal Infirmary, ensuring the most appropriate treatment is received by every child.

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