'My dying daughter did not have a cold - she had cancer'

Indi-Rose Byford

Indi-Rose Byford

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A distraught mum, whose eight-month-old daughter died from cancer, has made an official complaint after she claimed her girl’s fatal illness was missed.

Indi-Rose Byford died in her parent’s arms after suffering from an aggressive tumour which twisted around her spine, stopping her legs from working.

Mum Sharne Stanley, 26, took her to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford several times before the diagnosis but claimed doctors told her it was a common cold and she was being an “over-the-top mother”.

See this week's Witham Times for the full story.

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12:09pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

the amount of misdiagnosis and totally missed serious health problems in this country is at a serious level and something has to be done about it - this poor lady is totally right in her actions and I know it wont bring back your beautiful child but at least you are fighting for her cause. The NHS should be totally ashamed of itself it was once the envy of the world now through mismanagement and overburden by those who should not even be using it it is in this state
the amount of misdiagnosis and totally missed serious health problems in this country is at a serious level and something has to be done about it - this poor lady is totally right in her actions and I know it wont bring back your beautiful child but at least you are fighting for her cause. The NHS should be totally ashamed of itself it was once the envy of the world now through mismanagement and overburden by those who should not even be using it it is in this state Bhudeeka
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Thu 26 Jun 14

emma176543 says...

Totally feel for this lady and no money or apologise will make up for it! Rip little Angel x but please also remember what the nhs does do and how many lifes are saved for free x
Totally feel for this lady and no money or apologise will make up for it! Rip little Angel x but please also remember what the nhs does do and how many lifes are saved for free x emma176543
  • Score: 5

7:54am Fri 27 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

"lives saved for free" - you may get a free service emma176543 but the worker doesn't!!! The NHS is NOT free to the law abiding decent citizen
"lives saved for free" - you may get a free service emma176543 but the worker doesn't!!! The NHS is NOT free to the law abiding decent citizen Bhudeeka
  • Score: -3

9:40am Fri 27 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka.

This news article is predicated upon a tragic; distressing and personal story that deeply affects the family concerned.

Do please try and have some decorum for goodness sake!

You should not be hijacking this thread for yet one more of your raging ill informed inarticulate rants.

Try to have some understanding of when and where it is and is not appropriate to launch forth with your vitriolic rubbish. You really are an embarrassment!
Bhudeeka. This news article is predicated upon a tragic; distressing and personal story that deeply affects the family concerned. Do please try and have some decorum for goodness sake! You should not be hijacking this thread for yet one more of your raging ill informed inarticulate rants. Try to have some understanding of when and where it is and is not appropriate to launch forth with your vitriolic rubbish. You really are an embarrassment! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 5

11:45am Fri 27 Jun 14

Spirit13 says...

I have no strong political convictions but it seems rather harsh that the government will crow about how they are reducing the amount of tax people are paying whilst taking money away from the health service. I for one am not a large wage earner but I would happily pay more as long as it was invested in front line staff, drugs, technology, which will help people. I also do not claim to know anything about lottery funding etc but I'm sure someone will put me right. Would I be a bad person if I suggested that we reverse the lotteries round so that the National Lottery was for the health service and the other lottery went to fund other projects. Please don't respond with "it will only be the managers that will benefit" as I know some of that will take place. My comment is not politically motivated, it is gentle, and I consider my comments to be respectful to the family who suffered such a tragedy.
I have no strong political convictions but it seems rather harsh that the government will crow about how they are reducing the amount of tax people are paying whilst taking money away from the health service. I for one am not a large wage earner but I would happily pay more as long as it was invested in front line staff, drugs, technology, which will help people. I also do not claim to know anything about lottery funding etc but I'm sure someone will put me right. Would I be a bad person if I suggested that we reverse the lotteries round so that the National Lottery was for the health service and the other lottery went to fund other projects. Please don't respond with "it will only be the managers that will benefit" as I know some of that will take place. My comment is not politically motivated, it is gentle, and I consider my comments to be respectful to the family who suffered such a tragedy. Spirit13
  • Score: 5

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