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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:12 am 
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Asthma UK is writing to schools and local authorities urging them to organise regular training for staff and for policies to be put in place to support youngsters with asthma.

An inquest into Sam's death earlier this month ruled that neglect at Offerton High School in Stockport "significantly contributed" to his death.

Five members of staff have been suspended after the 11-year-old was left in a corridor struggling to breathe. The inquest heard that no member of staff called 999 and he later died.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpres ... BpdJe1w53w

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:00 am 
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:frightened OMG , for the parents my heart breaks. TRAGEDY is the word that comes to mind.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:41 am 
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What sad story! I hate to think of what Sam went through in his final moments.

Asthma is deadly-if you can't breathe everything shuts down and yet many people don't take it seriously. What will it take to change this?

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Neil Churchill, chief executive of Asthma UK, said: "Schools should be safe environments and parents and carers should be able to feel secure leaving children with asthma in their care. Three-quarters of teachers in England admit to not being confident about what to do in an asthma attack, which is frankly appalling.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:59 am 
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Oh my goodness Susan that was something I hadn't even thought of. Can you imagine how scared and alone he must have felt during his last minutes. Aaahhhhhhh, brings tears to my eyes.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:17 pm 
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This story happened in 07, but back then there were few details.

Now an inquest has proved the neglect that the parents have been charging.

It's an absolutely appalling case. Poor little Sam.
How could teachers - or anyone - not call 911 or equiv. when a child is struggling to breathe.

Here's The Guardian's account: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/2 ... thma-death

Brace yourselves - it gets worse: he was left in the hallway for hours. Had they forgotten him? Who leaves any unwell child, especially one with breathing issues, in a corridor for 4 hours. Beyond belief!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:19 pm 
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A teacher who had been alerted to Sam's plight by other students told them to "go away" because she was in a meeting and he would "have to wait".


She should be charged; that's criminal.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:39 pm 
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The parents on the BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8573707.stm

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:41 am 
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When Sam moved to Offerton high school in September 2007, his mother met the school nurse and headteacher to discuss his condition.


Where was the school nurse?

I am so outraged by this that I can't even gather the words to express it. :verymad

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