NHS ‘cover-up’ over death of seven-year-old Doncaster girl

GRIEVING: Lorna Easen.
GRIEVING: Lorna Easen.

A MOTHER has been left stunned after it was revealed the death of her seven-year-old daughter was at the centre of a shocking NHS cover-up.

Grieving Lorna Easen, 29, blamed herself for not being able to perform emergency first aid as Izabelle suffered a fatal asthma attack at their Doncaster home.

But she was never told a top level investigation found the paramedic who pronounced Izabelle dead should have given her continuous resuscitation. Medical experts believe advance life support from the paramedic could have saved the little girl’s life.

He was disciplined and struck off following an inquiry into his behaviour by health regulators.

Ms Easen, of Oldfield Road, Thorne, only found out about the secrecy this week when a full transcript of the paramedic’s misconduct case was revealed.

Ambulance bosses have apologised to Ms Easen for causing more distress - but not for hiding the negligence.

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