10/22/2012

UK Govt. HealthCare: 23 Month-Old Dies Waiting For Doctor As Receptionist Ignores Pleas To Move Girl To Front of Line

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Is this what we have to look forward to with ObamaCare?

Sick toddler died after 70-minute wait at a GP surgery: I begged for help FIVE times but was ignored, says father 

  • Lucie was taken to a doctors' surgery suffering from a fever 
  • Mother's partner said he asked to be seen four or five times before asking staff to call for an ambulance 
  • Lucie's heart stopped at surgery and attempts to resuscitate her in hospital failed 

By ANDREW LEVY
PUBLISHED: 04:42 EST, 22 October 2012 | UPDATED: 16:17 EST, 22 October 2012

A seriously ill toddler died after a 70-minute wait in a GP’s surgery despite desperate pleas for her to be seen immediately by a doctor, her grief-stricken parents said yesterday.
Lucie Linforth was taken to her local practice after developing a severe cough and fever but was behind a queue of 20 patients.
Her father begged the receptionist five times to call a doctor as the 23-month-old began struggling to breathe and her lips turned blue, but his pleas fell on deaf ears.
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