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Sick baby is examined in car park


Sick baby examined in car park

A hospital in Norfolk is to review its procedures after a baby was assessed for more than an hour in its car park.

Nine-month-old Amy Cawley was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn when she fell ill.

Staff believed Amy might have had swine flu so she was checked in her parents' car for 70 minutes, but in fact she had another viral infection.

Amy's father, Ashley Cawley, said he was going to make a formal complaint to the hospital.

"We didn't know what was going on, everything came as such a shock," he said.

"For anybody to be left in a car at any time of the year is questionable."

Hospital spokesman Noel Scanlon said examining a child in the car park on a winter's night was "not ideal practice".

He said: "We will be looking very carefully at our procedures as a consequence of this child's experience."

The hospital said it would give the Cawleys a copy of their investigation.

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