TRAGIC MOTHER WAS SENT HOME

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A MOTHER read­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal only five days af­ter be­ing dis­charged died af­ter re­ceiv­ing ‘con­ser­va­tive’ treat­ment for a life-threat­en­ing ill­ness, an in­quest heard.

Donna Maben, 33, was dis­charged three days af­ter be­ing ad­mit­ted with a block­age in her bowel which was caus­ing se­vere sick­ness and di­ar­rhoea.

When the symp­toms failed to im­prove, she had to be read­mit­ted.

The in­quest at Ash­ford, Kent, heard that doc­tors then ‘missed op­por­tu­ni­ties’ and it was only when she col­lapsed that she had surgery – two weeks af­ter first be­ing ad­mit­ted. She died five days later from blood poi­son­ing.

In a nar­ra­tive ver­dict, Coro­ner Rachel Red­man said there had been ‘an over-re­liance on a con­ser­va­tive ap­proach’ to treat­ment.

Donna and baby son Travis

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