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Apology made for lack in standards after baby dies within hours of King George Hospital discharge

PUBLISHED: 16:17 23 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:17 23 March 2016

13-month-old Zara Alam died after being sent home from the hospital. Photo Nazia Alam

13-month-old Zara Alam died after being sent home from the hospital. Photo Nazia Alam

Nazia Alam

The chief executive of a hospital trust has apologised for a lack in standards after a baby died within hours of being discharged.

Matthew Hopkins, expressed his sorrow after yesterday’s inquest into the death of 13-month-old Zara Alam heard a coroner describe failures at King George Hospital A&E, Barley Lane, Goodmayes.

Parents, Nazia Alam, 32, and Wajid Alam, 41, had taken their daughter to the hospital in the early hours of September 5, 2014 after she developed a high temperature which could not be cooled despite their best efforts.

Zara was discharged without vital observations – which check the body’s basic functions – being carried out.

See tomorrow’s Recorder for the full story.


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