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Great Ormond St nurses facing ‘disgraceful tide of hostility’

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The child did not have a chance. As I understand it, the therapy provided by the American doctor was to children with a different genetic component. The treatment had never been provided to a child with CG's specific makeup; any treatment would have been experimental and afforded a 10% improvement, at best. Whilst I understand and completely sympathise with, the parents torment, criticizing the centre of excellence that has provided 24 hour care for your child is counter productive. In this case, it whipped certain members of the public into an ill informed frenzy. Who would have cared for the child had he lived? With the best will in the world, many parents are unable to offer the 24 hour, 7 day a week, 52 weeks a year complex care that children such as this need and CCG's are cash strapped, with care packages at bare minimum. For the public to issue threats and insults against a body of people who have cared for that child for many months was nothing short of disgraceful.

Posted date

31 July, 2017

Posted time

12:40 pm

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