Local News & Archive — December 7, 2016 at 8:30 am — Updated: December 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Rhyl boy’s death accidental



An inquest has heard how an 11 year-old boy from Rhyl was left with a brain injury for three years after an accident at home.

Cameron Lawley died last year from severe sepsis at an intensive care unit in Leeds. In 2012, he accidentally hanged himself with a scarf while playing at his home.

Dr Duncan Cameron, a consultant paediatrician, told the Llanduno hearing that the boy had been admitted to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd twice in the weeks before his death, but doctors were unable to establish why he had deteriorated. He was transferred from Bodelwyddan to Leeds where he became critically ill.

Cameron, who had undergone surgery, had also been treated at the Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool – but doctors there felt they could no longer carry out any more treatment.

Dr Cameron said the boy’s life had become more complicated and had been ”extraordinarily unwell” several times before recovering. He praised the boy’s parents for taking on his care, describing it as ”an extraordinary achievement and testimony to their love for Cameron.”

Coroner Nicola Jones said although Cameron had died from sepsis, no lapse of care which made him die sooner had been found – and transferring him to the intensive care unit was the only chance of life he had.

A verdict of accidental death was recorded.



Sources: BBC Cymru Wales / Daily Post

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