Jeremy Hunt apologises to family of schoolgirl who died after meningitis B misdiagnosis

Layla Rose Ermenekli and her mother Kirsty (Picture: MEN)

The family of a six-year-old girl who died from meningitis B have received an apology from health secretary Jeremy Hunt who admitted she was ‘failed’.

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Mr Hunt has now apologised to her family and to the parents of Bristol teenagers Izzy Gentry, 16, and George Zographou, 18, who also died after doctors misdiagnosed their meningitis.

Layla Rose, from Oldham, died in the early hours of February 4… Read the full story

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