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Bruce Henry Represents Nurse at Inquest Into the Death of Krishan Saujani

by Kenworthy's Chambers 28/02/2018

Bruce Henry, instructed by UNISON, represented a nurse at a 5-day inquest at Leicester Coroner's Court into the tragic death of a three-year old with Down's syndrome. Krishan Saujani died on the Children's Assessment Unit (CAU) at Royal Leicester Infirmary after waiting in A&E for 8 ½ Hours in 2015.

The inquest gained considerable media interest due to another Down's syndrome child who had died two years previously in CAU, leading to a doctor and a nurse being struck off. The coroner, Mrs Lydia Brown, considered that the child had been "abandoned" but heard evidence of a root and branch change to the systems at the Children's Hospital in Leicester as a consequence of which she declined to issue a report to prevent further deaths and concluded the child died of natural causes. The BBC reports further here.