Rosie Umney Wiki
Rosie Umney had type 1 diabetes, fell seriously ill while at Herne Bay High School, in Kent and taken to a GP surgery by her mother Georgina because she was vomiting, hyperventilating and struggling to walk.
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Rosie Umney was a diabetic teenager who died just hours after being misdiagnosed by her GP may not have survived even if she had been taken straight to the hospital, according to a paediatrician.
Rosie Umney Age
She was 15 years old.
Rosie Umney Death
Dr Mangi admitted at a previous inquest hearing that she ‘deeply regrets’ the fact she ‘fell short’ of her responsibilities as a GP, and said at the time: ‘I whole-heartedly apologise.’
But an inquest into Rosie’s death, which was reopened at Canterbury Coroners’ Court on Wednesday, heard how the teen may not have lived even if she had been referred to hospital immediately by Dr Mangi.
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Abigail Price, a consultant paediatrician who is based at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, said at the inquest: ‘Had Rosie gone to the hospital at that point, could her life have been saved? It’s a possibility.
‘There is also a possibility the outcome could have been the same. We can’t know. I do not think anyone would be able to know. I cannot say whether we would have been able to save her life.’
When asked to describe the treatment normally issued to a patient who has gone into diabetic ketoacidosis, which Rosie had, Dr Price explained the process and again reiterated she couldn’t say whether Rosie could have been saved.
‘The treatment depends on the condition of the patient,’ she said. ‘There is a paediatric emergency protocol. We would usually follow the guidelines.
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‘Treatment includes intravenous access, monitoring fluid status and insulin as a basic premise of treatment.
‘It would be implemented fairly quickly upon arrival. She would have received treatment. Whether it would have saved her life or not, I cannot say.
‘And what I can’t answer is how successful that treatment would have been. Is there a chance of the outcome being different? I cannot say she would or would not have survived.’
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Rosie Umney, 15, died hours after she was misdiagnosed with an ear infection
- The schoolgirl, who had type 1 diabetes, died from diabetic ketoacidosis in 2018
- An inquest heard she may not have survived even if was taken to hospital
- Paediatrician Abigail Price said Rosie could suffer from cerebral edema