No doctors for Francis
A BOY badly injured after being hit in the head by a golf club during a trip was returned to Smyllum instead of being taken for medical treatment, it’s been claimed.
A witness claims nuns decided against taking Francis McColl, 13, to hospital in 1961. He said: “It was the last day of our trip when Francis was hurt by accident. I don’t know why, but he was taken back to Smyllum instead of going to a doctor.”
The next day, Francis was admitted to hospital but died from brain injuries a week later.
His brother Eddie said it was indicative of a “cruel regime which didn’t care about the kids.”