Family of Yusuf Mahmud Nazir, 5, who died after he was sent home from hospital not satisfied with investigation | UK News

The grieving family of a five-year-old boy who died after being brought home from hospital said they were unhappy with an investigation that would look into how the boy was treated.

NHS bosses in South Yorkshire said the investigation would be led by independent investigators outside the area but the family wanted it “totally outside” the NHS.

Zaheer Ahmed, Yusuf Mahmud Nazir’s uncle, told Sky News he wanted a “completely independent investigation beyond the NHS”.

Mr Ahmed said the health service “would like to do an external investigation by someone from the NHS outside the county”. He added: “We’re still negotiating and we’re asking for it entirely on the outside.”

Mr Ahmed previously told Sky News that Yusuf would still be alive if the family were heard.


He said he had “begged and begged” his grandson to be admitted to Rotherham General Hospital with a throat infection but was told there were “no beds and not enough doctors”.

After the boy was examined there on Monday 14 November, he was sent home, although the doctor treating him said that “this is the worst case of tonsillitis he has ever seen”. , according to Mr. Ahmed.

When he got home, the boy’s condition worsened and he was later taken by ambulance to Sheffield Children’s Hospital but it was too late to save the boy’s life.

The infection had spread to his lungs and caused multiple organ failure that resulted in several cardiac arrests, and he died of pneumonia on Monday, November 21.

Hospital director apologizes

The chief executive of Rotherham hospital, Dr Richard Jenkins, has now met Mr Ahmed and apologized to him and his family.


Mr Ahmed said: “For me, it’s an admission that ‘we (the NHS) know we made a mistake… and we are working very hard to correct that mistake’.

“But that mistake shouldn’t have happened. It cost Yusuf’s life.”

Mr. Ahmed said more is needed.

“We want action taken, apologies aside, we want answers, why did Yusuf pay with his life, who is responsible for this, what will be done? done, what was done?”


Mr Ahmed said he had been told by NHS officials that since Yusuf’s death the hospital had brought in another pediatrician to work at the A&E department and had cut waiting times for children there. .

He said that on the evening when Yusuf was examined, there were 93 children in A&E and only one doctor examined them.

‘We want the truth’

Mr. Ahmed said: “We want the hospital to reveal the truth to everyone. We want answers, so that they can change and put everything in place, so that no family has to suffer, no. no other child must suffer, no other human being must suffer.”

Dr Jenkins said in a letter to the family’s MP Sarah Champion that he had spoken to Yusuf’s uncle to “express his condolences and apologies to the family directly”.

Dr Jenkins wrote: “We are all deeply saddened to hear the family recount their caregiving experience and Yusuf’s eventual death in Sheffield.

“It’s important that a thorough and independent investigation takes place as soon as possible so the family can have answers to their concerns and we can identify where changes are needed.

“Clear assessment of clinical care and decisions requires appropriate expertise, so I am liaising with NHS England colleagues in the region to identify appropriate independent investigators from outside South Yorkshire.”


In the letter, Dr Jenkins also explained the investigation “will involve the family in this so we can be sure their concerns will be fully addressed”.

Yusuf first complained of a sore throat on November 13. His parents took him to their GP, who prescribed antibiotics.

The next day, when their son’s health was not improving, they took him to the emergency department of Rotherham General Hospital.

Dr Jenkins said the investigation was intended to cover “Yusuf’s entire care, including visits with his GP, Rotherham hospital to urgent and emergency care centres. as well as subsequent contact from the family, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Sheffield Children’s Hospital”.


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