An 8-year-old boy with health problems has passed away after getting “completely failed” by his hospital.
Little Logan Jones from Magor, Wales, was a bubbly young boy who was born with a genetic condition known as Chromosome 14 and a heart defect.
As it has now been revealed, the child died in late November 2019 after being “completely failed” by his hospital and misdiagnosed on several occasions.
The inquest heard that the boy’s mother, Michelle Allen, took her sickly son to the Royal Gwent Hospital in South Wales after he began feeling unwell.
Before the 8-year-old could be treated, however, the family was forced to return home because no one at the “chaotic” hospital would tend to her son or provide him with a space to lie down and relax.
At 3.50 am, just hours after the family was forced to return home due to making no progress at the hospital, little Logan succumbed to his illness.
Following his death, it was revealed that the boy was suffering from pneumococcal meningitis. It has since also come to light that he was misdiagnosed by three doctors before being referred to the “chaotic” hospital.
According to Caroline Saunders, a senior coroner, Logan’s mom chose the “lesser of two evils” when she decided to take her son back home, whereas Logan was completely failed by the system and the “unsafe” Child Assessment Unit At Royal Gwent Hospital.
Following the inquest, an Aneurin Bevan University Health Board spokesperson confirmed that corrective actions have been taken to improve the system.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathy remain with the family of Logan and we’re very sorry for the circumstances surrounding the care he received,” the spokesperson said.
“The events surrounding Logan’s death have been fully investigated through the Health Board’s Serious Incident review process. Our investigation findings, actions and learning have been fully and openly shared with the family and the Gwent Coroner.
“The Health Board and its staff have fully contributed to the recent Inquest to help provide answers to the family and to assist the Coroner.
“The Health Board has undertaken comprehensive corrective actions to address the issues raised through our investigation, including a review of escalation protocols, further recruitment, staff training, and a move to the new Children’s Emergency Assessment Unit at The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran.”
What are your thoughts on this matter? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this post with your family and friends. For more news and stories, follow us on Facebook!