Young girl who died in ED was ‘overlooked’- Cook -

2022-04-05
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Health Minister Roger Cook has admitted the seven-year-old-girl who died after being forced to wait in the emergency department for up to two hours may have been “overlooked”.

Addressing Aishwarya Sasidharan’s shock death at Perth Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Mr Cook this morning admitted the “deteriorating condition of the girl was overlooked for one reason or another”.

The young girl’s parents said they’d rushed their daughter to the emergency room on Saturday after she developed a fever on Good Friday.

Camera IconSeven-year-old Aishwarya Sasidharan who died while waiting at the hospital. Credit: 9NEWS/9NEWS

Her mother, Mrs Sasidharan, said she’d “pleaded” with hospital staff to see her daughter up to five times, after her daughter’s hands had gone cold and her eyes were cloudy.

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