Monday, 27 April 2009

Doctor 'failed' abused toddler

A hospital has been accused of failing an abused toddler who was shaken to death by his stepfather days after being released by doctors.

An unnamed senior paediatrician ignored nurses' concerns over 'unexplained bruising' on 16-month-old Kyle Keen, who was admitted with a stomach upset in 2006, Walsall Safeguarding Children Board found.

Protection procedures were not followed so staff at Manor Hospital in Walsall did not alert police or social workers, it said.
Source: The Metro.

1 comment:

TheFatBigot said...

It's quite simple really. If the child has a name like "Kyle" he or she is at obvious risk of further abuse.