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Failure to listen to parents of child patients.

  • 05-12-2021 2:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭ political analyst

    Some frontline healthcare workers disregarded concerns that were expressed by his parents when he was in hospital when he was 16 years old. Regardless of the level of funding given to frontline healthcare or problems that exist in the health service, basic morality (i.e. doing the right thing) costs nothing. So why did those healthcare workers not listen to the patient's parents?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,637 ✭✭✭✭ Leg End Reject

    What a tragic case, and so unnecessary too. I hope the family have some peace now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,925 ✭✭✭ Immortal Starlight

    An absolute thundering disgrace. That poor child what he must have suffered. It beggars belief that stupidity is going on in our hospitals in this day and age. Delighted to hear that Conor has regained the sight in one of his eyes and wish him all the best for his future.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,255 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh

    There's something terribly wrong in the hospital system. A very good friend of mine contracted meningitis years back. She presented to the hospital in a very ill condition. After showing the consultant the rashes on her skin, he said that maybe she was wearing her jeans too tight. She was discharged, and told to take paracetamol.

    She had to be brought back to hospital later that night, very very ill, and nearly died. Her parents were told it was "touch and go". She did recover, but with lasting effects from the meningitis. A frightening thing to witness.

    Always inform yourself, always speak up. Even though, in this awful case, the parents were informed and did speak up, very loudly, but to no avail. An awful case.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,842 ✭✭✭✭ iamwhoiam

    This case is an absolute disgrace . He was known to have a shunt and the warning signs were screaming out that his shunt was malfunctioning . It was a real case of neglect and poor management . What a shame he want transferred to a centre of excellence immediately

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,711 ✭✭✭ political analyst

    Have you considered reporting the offending physician to the medical council?