The Northern Hospital has admitted making serious mistakes in the treatment of an 18-month-old girl who died there in 2014.
Doctors told Audrey Ebbage’s parents that the toddler was suffering from a virus, but days later an undiagnosed heart condition took her life. Christie Cooper reports for 7 News.
Her parents Angela and Matthew believe she would still be alive if the hospital had taken their concerns seriously.
She was diagnosed with croup, but after 3 days she went into cardiac arrest.
The hospital admitted Audrey’s blood pressure should have been recorded.
She should have been seen by a paediatrician to consider other possible diagnosis and an emergency call should have been made when her heart rate and breathing changed.
The parents were never given a chance to speak to the doctors who treated her baby girl.
Mum, Angela said her little girl was happy. “She was happy. She was happy all the time!”
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