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Claims London hospital 'missed child fractures' probed

An investigation has begun at a south London hospital following complaints that children were sent home with fractures.

Several parents have said staff at Mayday hospital in Croydon failed to spot the injuries.

Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust said it was looking into the complaints, which it said was "routine".

There are reports that one child, who is nearly two years old, was left with a fractured ankle for two days.

A statement from the trust said: "Whenever there are a number of similar incidents the trust routinely starts an investigation to check if there are any underlying issues - this process is under way.

"In the cases where the family has made a formal complaint we either have already, or will be, meeting with them to discuss their concerns and answer their questions."

The London Evening Standard quoted three cases of parents who claimed their children had suffered breaks which were not spotted.



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