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NHS 24 system changed after baby's death

BOSSES at NHS 24 overhauled their system to give higher priority to children with suspicious rashes just days after meningitis baby Kyle Brown died.

A series of blunders by staff led to delays in the 20-month-old baby receiving vital treatment.

NHS staff were forced into an internal investigation following the baby's death in April 2006.

Yesterday, a fatal accident inquiry heard from Malcolm Alexander, the assistant medical director at NHS 24.

He said that in April 2006, reports of rashes were classed as "triage" and put in a queue to be dealt with by nursing advisors.

After Kyle's death, NHS 24 re-graded rash-like symptoms to ensure they were dealt with quicker by nursing staff.

 
 
 

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