Thursday, 13 August 2009

Stop phone diagnosis say family of North Wales teen who died after being told he had swine flu

Here's the third case of somebody being diagnosed with swine 'flu and then dying of something completely different ...

AN on-line petition against phone diagnosis has been launched by the family of a teenager who died after being wrongly told she had swine flu.

The funeral takes place today of 16-year-old Charlotte Hartey from Quinta, near Oswestry, who died on July 31 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

She had tonsillitis, but her symptoms had been diagnosed as swine flu.

Her father, Karl, says over-the-phone diagnosis must stop before others suffer similar tragedies...
Source: Daily Post North Wales

2 comments:

Lancs Reporter said...

I've just read about a 46 year old woman who died of Meningitis after been told she had swine flu. It's time docs thought outside of the box.

Mark Wadsworth said...

We did that one, I think, if you mean Mrs Jasvir Kaur Gill. If it's yet another case, please send us the link.