A young boy with sleep apnoea died in hospital amid claims vital monitoring equipment was turned off for almost THREE HOURS. James Dwerryhouse, 7, was starved of oxygen at the same hospital where Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were born.
The youngster from Suffolk, who needed constant monitoring when asleep, had been in for a routine operation at London’s Portland Hospital for ongoing health issues. Afterwards he appeared fine and even enjoyed a Facetime session with his brothers and sisters from his hospital bed. But a Serious Incident Report has revealed nurses removed vital monitoring equipment after the operation at 1.15am and didn’t reconnect it until 3.25am.
Just hours later James’ parents, John, and Marguerite, both 51, were called back to hospital and told their son was unlikely to recover. He was transferred to the Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk, where he died the following day on August 28 – just two days after his successful operation. The nurses are now being investigated by police over the death of James and the family have since launched legal action.