Andrew Collingbourne on BBC News


Our personal injury solicitor, Andrew Collingbourne, is supporting the parents of an eight-year-old boy with complex medical needs that died of meningitis days after doctors were unable to diagnose him.

Such cases are traumatic and it is hoped that cases involving children with complex medical needs are prioritised within all NHS trusts in the future.

See him set out the family’s statement on BBC News.

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Our video contains captions, but if you prefer, you can read the transcript below:

An 8 year old boy from Magor who died from pneumococcal meningitis was completely failed by the systems in place at the hospital he went hours before his death. That’s according to a coroner. Logan Jones had a complex medical history and went to A&E at the Royal Gwent in November last year complaining of a headache and sickness. The senior coroner for Gwent, Caroline Saunders, said she could not say the failures contributed to the death of Logan.

[Andrew Collingbourne} We sincerely hope his death is not in vain. At the Diamond Bevan Health Board in set policies to ensure that children with complex medical needs are prioritised when presenting at the hospital and receive the professional healthcare required.  We will remember him with great love and affection and he will remain close to us and in our hearts for the rest of our lives.

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