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Mum who died of sepsis was refused potentially life-saving antibiotics

Ms Brousas went to hospital with breathing difficulties early last year. Credit: Family photo

An inquest into the death of a mother who died of sepsis has heard she was denied timely treatment with antibiotics that might have saved her life.

Samantha Brousas from Gresford was left waiting in an ambulance for three hours outside Wrexham Maelor Hospital without treatment.

The 49-year-old was described as having a cold early last year, which developed into flu-like symptoms that would not go away.

By February 21st she was finding it difficult to breathe and a non-emergency ambulance was called.

The inquest heard that no doctor or nurse came to assess Ms Brousas while she waited in the ambulance. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/PA Images

When her daughter Sophie, then a fourth year medical student, arrived, she asked param‎edics what the symptoms were.

She told the court she had said to paramedics, "Well, isn't this sepsis? She needs antibiotics. She needs treatment in the first hour."

Both Sophie and Ms Brousas' partner Simon said they were told antibiotics could not be given while she waited in the ambulance.

Samantha Brousas with her family. Credit: Family photo

They told the hearing that no doctor or nurse came to make an assessment while she waited in the ambulance.

When Ms Brousas was finally admitted to the wards, her condition deteriorated quickly.

She died less than 48 hours later as a result of sepsis caused by pneumonia.

The inquest in Ruthin, due to last 4 days and hear from several healthcare professionals, continues.