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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:17 am 
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US student, 20, died two weeks after asthma attack in hospital car park 50 yards from A&E when staff insisted friends dialled 999

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Distressed' Melody Davis driven by friends to hospital after gasping for air
Staff told them to 'phone for paramedics' as Melody staggered to entrance
Collapsed before reaching door, where she was taken by ambulance to A&E
Her father questions whether NHS staff were at fault for not treating her
But inquest told decision to drive her to hospital and not call 999 straight away was 'the wrong one'
Pathologist: 'No amount of emergency care would have saved her'




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z22IQB7LJ3

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