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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:44 am 
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http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/woodbridge_i ... n_1_946703

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But despite the call he said he was “surprised” there were no nurses or doctors ready at the A&E department to receive her.

He estimated it was about three minutes before a nurse appeared, while his colleague Liam Smith estimated it was between four and five minutes before a doctor came to assist.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:35 pm 
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The 19-year-old was at work at Grove Court care home in Beech Way, Woodbridge when she ate a piece of cake and suffered the allergic reaction - an allergy her employers were unaware of.


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Greater Suffolk Coroner Dr Peter Dean said in their statement Poppy’s family raised a number of issues, including the management of her allergy by her employers, her own regulation of her condition, the response of the ambulance service, the treatment received at Ipswich Hospital and the effectiveness of the two EpiPens to save her.


This entire story is a tragedy on so many levels. Lets hope it can now be used to inspire and encourage changes which might help save other lives. :cry:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Sadly, this scenario is all too common in the UK. The UK has a long way to go in terms of allergy awareness. When I am back in Canada it's like night and day in terms of dealing with allergies. For example, we rarely eat out at restaurants in the UK but here (at least in Quebec and Ontario, based on my experience) it's easy peasy compared to the UK.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:27 pm 
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It's scary when I think of one thing going wrong.....things happen so fast......let alone all the wrong things that happened w/this story.

They so need to know about ALLERGIC LIVING.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:42 pm 
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To make matters worse, she was a medical student. :(

This is last year's story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... orked.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Just so sad! :cry:

I don't know why Britain doesn't take allergies more seriously. :dungetit

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:16 am 
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So awful that the epipens weren't enough to save her life. I think some allergy parents/people live with a slightly false sense of security that IF something happens it's ok as long as they have the pen with them.

How sad for her & her family. :(

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