A grieving mother in Abbotsford wants answers after she says her daughter died after being sent home from the Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
“I need to know, what happened. Why didn’t they take care of her? That’s the most important thing that is bothering me. Like, I can’t… my mind is always [on] that question.”
Balraj Gill says her daughter Nimrat was so sick Sunday evening that she couldn’t sleep, so she and her husband took the three-year-old to hospital early Monday morning.
Gill says Doctors told her to give Nimrat over the counter medication, but she says those medications didn’t work and they had to go back to the hospital.
She says after waiting several hours to see a doctor for a second time Nimrat’s symptoms worsened.
“Her eyes were, like, closed and she was not moving. But they didn’t understand and they didn’t [do] anything by then.”
The toddler died following failed CPR attempts by doctors.
Fraser Health spokesperson Tasleem Juma says there is an investigation underway.
“We have initiated a full patient safety review in partnership with the Abbotsford Emergency Department, and the review will look at the care that was provided to this child as well as review of the cause of death.”
Juma says Fraser Health is continuing to support the Gill family by providing services and social work.