Braintree: Hospital "did not spot toddler's broken arm" claims mum (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree: Hospital "did not spot toddler's broken arm" claims mum
4:00pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
A toddler who broke her arm was not diagnosed for two weeks because a hospital failed to spot the fracture, her mum claims.
Mum Chloe Edgell-Dixon, 21, rushed Summer Watson to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, after she fell off a sofa at home, causing a lump on her forearm.
She said they were told nothing was wrong, but two weeks later, she took Summer to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow where they said she had broken her arm.
A spokesman for Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, which runs Broomfield, said it prided itself on offering highest standards of care and will investigate the case.
Full story in this week's Braintree and Witham Times.