Hospital sepsis death: Aishwarya’s parents say Mark McGowan still hasn’t fixed staffing crisis

The seven-year-old died of sepsis hours after presenting to the ED at Perth Children’s Hospital
Aswath Chavittupara and Prasitha Sasidharan, parents of Aishwarya Aswath. Photo: AAP.

The parents of Aishwarya Aswath, the seven-year-old who died of sepsis within hours of presenting to an under-pressure ED, have called for improvements in hospital staffing to prevent a repeat tragedy.

Aishwarya waited more than 90 minutes before being formally assessed by a doctor, in a case that triggered a political firestorm with nursing staff subsequently referred to AHPRA for alleged failures in care.