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Why was a disabled man left facing death after hospital doctors failed to realise he had sepsis?

Was it because Accident and Emergency doctors are overworked?

Or is it because disabled people are considered second-class citizens in Boris Johnson’s Tory Britain, that discriminates against anybody different?

Naythen Watkin was sent home from Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham with antibiotics after his mother took him to A&E. He had been having trouble passing water, and appeared to be turning grey.

He endured a six-hour wait for treatment (not unusual in today’s Tory NHS),

Mr Watkin, 22, has a rare disability called Dandy-Walker Syndrome which inhibits his motor and language skills.

It seems he was unable to communicate his own feeling of what was wrong – but this may have more to do with the fact that the doctor did not ask him any questions.

Mother Debra Newbert said he only spoke to her and did not seem to acknowledge that her sick son was even present.

Having returned home, the following morning Ms Newbert was unable to wake her son.

She called an ambulance which rushed him back to the resuscitation area at the same hospital – where doctors finally realised that Mr Watkin, who had a kidney transplant as a child, had kidney failure and sepsis.

He could have died.

Apparently a simple blood test would have revealed the problem, and it seems odd that – knowing his medical history – doctors never carried one out.

A full investigation has been commissioned and it will be interesting to learn whether this young man failed to receive the treatment he needed because  of his disabilities.

Source: Disabled man, 22, sent home from A&E with antibiotics ‘almost dies from sepsis’ – Mirror Online

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