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Baby boy dies two days after 'medics told mum to just give him Calpol' – Mirror.co.uk, Mirror.co.uk

Baby boy dies two days after 'medics told mum to just give him Calpol' – Mirror.co.uk, Mirror.co.uk


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A baby boy died less than two days after hospital staff allegedly sent him home with a “virus” and told his mum to give him paracetamol.

Devastated parents Hannah Duncan and Jamie Riley now face the agony of laying Leon to rest at his funeral two days after Christmas.

The little boy’s gran Lorri Duncan, 48, claims Hannah was told to give him Calpol.

She said she doesn’t blame the staff but blames the ‘under pressure’NHS.

Hannah tookeight-month-oldLeon to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, after he’d been poorly and wheezing for six weeks.

His death, less than 90 hours later, has been recorded as unexplained, “pending investigation”.

NHS Fife said it could not comment on individual cases but offered condolences to the family,the Daily Record reports.

Lorri said: “We don’t blame the nurses that were on that day. We blame the NHS.

“We don’t want to be angry about it, we just want to know why.”

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Hannah took eight-month-old Leon to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife (file photo)
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The family has planned to celebrate Leon’s life on December (****************************************************, when his funeral takes place.

People have been encouraged to “line the road” as he makes his final journey along Westwood Avenue, wear bright colors and bring balloons.

“We’re celebrating Leon’s life. We’re not going to be depressing, ”said Lorri.

“ We were privileged to know him for eight months and we’re proud parents and grandparents.

“He was the most cracking and bubbliest little boy. He would laugh at everything.

“Even in the last couple of days when he was well, he was still laughing.

“This is Leon’s first Christmas and we want people to wear Christmas clothes. We don’t want black. ”

NHS Fife chief executive Paul Hawkins said:“ The death of any child is a tragedy and our hearts go out to the family involved.

“Unfortunately, we are unable to discuss matters relating to the child for reasons of patient confidentiality.”

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