Tragic Sheffield teen ‘needed further tests’

Lauren Walker.

Lauren Walker.

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A fuller examination should have taken place on a teenage girl after she went to hospital for a second time suffering from headaches - just days before she died in her sleep, an inquest heard.

Dr Charles Stark, deputy medical director of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said further tests might have given 13-year-old Lauren Walker a greater chance of survival.

He said: “I’m not certain it would have prevented her death, but I think she should have had a fuller examination and recording of the examination at the second presentation.

 

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