8/02/2005

Just not good enough

I was amazed to read in the local press of the terrible ordeal a mother had to face as a result of her daughters treatment at a Newry hospital.

This is a shocking tale of incompetence. According to the report, the poor child suffered a broken leg but did not have her injury diagnosed properly untill 3 days after the x ray. Having finally realised their mistake, staff at the hospital subsequently put a plaster on the wrong leg.

For this to happen to anybody at a public hospital is a disgrace but for this to be suffered by a 20 month old baby is disgusting.

I realise that people do make mistakes but in my opinion there is no excuse for this level of incompetence. Those in positions of responisibility at this hospital NEED TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. The local people deserve better than this.

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