Kayden Bancroft was able to enjoy just 20 months of her life …
Kayden Bancroft was able to enjoy only 20 months of her life. The heartbeat does not know about bureaucratic issues, and this innocent baby, who was waiting for an urgent intervention, gave up on the way. Failures in the administrative management of the hospital made the health service prioritize continuing with the waiting list of patients and not operating urgently on those who could not wait.
The fact that triggered the doom
Kayden was playing with a bottle when, falling, it stabbed his chest and pierced his diaphragm.
This is no time to wonder where your parents were? or how do they leave a bottle within the reach of a baby?
Home accidents can happen to anyone
The important thing here is that his parents rushed him to a hospital in England, where the event happened. Doctors discovered that he had a hole in his diaphragm that pushed his intestine into his chest. For this reason, they considered it necessary to transfer the child to Manchester University Hospital to undergo an operation…. but there were no beds available in the intensive care unit.
The next day he was deposited in a common room, and his operation, which should be urgent, was postponed for a week.
The surgeon’s request
The hospital had a waiting list of patients who had to undergo various operations. The surgeon who saw Kayden asked the hospital to postpone those patients who were not at risk of death for the baby, since he had to be operated on immediately.
The desperate request of this doctor was rejected and Kayden died due to the negligence of some people who decided to postpone his operation
At that time the nurses had to struggle to call for help because the emergency phone was down and it took them about 30 minutes to resuscitate the boy, who suffered brain damage and died two days later.
“How many children will have to die before they take over the management and before the necessary changes are made?”
They were the words to the BBC of Basem Khalil, a surgeon at the hospital, recalling the serious problems they suffer due to lack of means. The hospital’s specialist surgeons said they had tried several times to warn management about the shortage of emergency operating rooms and intensive care beds at the hospital.
Khalil insisted ” One of the surgeons had offered to cancel one of the surgeries on one of the patients on his list, and that would raise Kayden’s case as an emergency, but he didn’t get the support he needed .”
And the tragedy couldn’t wait any longer
Kayden lost his life after three days of torture, comings and goings. Her heart couldn’t hold it anymore and she went into cardiac arrest. At that time the nurses had to struggle to call for help because the emergency phone was down and it took them about 30 minutes to resuscitate the boy, who suffered brain damage and died two days later.
Manchestrer Hospital, while acknowledging the failure and lamenting the child’s death, explained that “they face a great demand for their services, and that they occasionally fail.” That does not happen again
Research indicates that there were serious organizational problems in the management of the hospital. These cases make you rethink and think:
In whose hands do we leave our children?
Of course there are humanitarian doctors dedicated to their vocation; However, there are policies that detract from human values that make these things happen. If the authorities had put aside the logistics of the place and the “rules” they could have made room for this emergency so as not to be mourning the death of this little angel.
And you, do you trust your health service?