Mum claims hospital staff told her to ‘wait your turn’ after baby stopped breathing

A panicking mother has claimed she was told by hospital staff to 'wait your turn' after her baby stopped breathing.

 

Daveanah Cowrie, from Derby in the UK, said she took her seven-week-old son Tommy-Lee to the Royal Derby Hospital last week after he appeared "poorly".

"I noticed as I got out of my vehicle that he was not breathing," the 21-year-old told Metro.

"I rushed him through the doors in a panic and asked the receptionist to get help immediately. Instead of finding a doctor she decided to take my details and told me to sit down and wait my turn."

Daveanah Cowrie has claimed she was told by hospital staff to 'wait your turn' after her baby stopped breathing. Photo: Facebook

Ms Cowrie said her son was transferred to another hospital and he is still on a ventilator a week on fighting bronchitis.

His twin brother Arlow-Jack is also battling the same condition and has been hospitalised.

Ms Cowrie said her baby could have died after being made to wait and wants an apology from the hospital.

A spokeswoman for Derby Teaching Hospitals said they are investigating.

Ms Cowrie said her son was transferred to another hospital and he is still on a ventilator. Photo: Facebook

"We were concerned to find that a receptionist failed to immediately recognise the serious nature of this situation, as this is highly unusual for our dedicated team of reception staff," a statement said.

"We immediately started an investigation and we are now reviewing the training we give to reception staff in the children’s emergency department."

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