'I made a mistake': Doctor says sorry over toddler's death

Boy was discharged from NSW South Coast hospital but died the next day from sepsis

A doctor has apologised to a NSW South Coast family over the death of their toddler, who died from sepsis after being discharged from hospital.

ED medic Dr Babak Tajvidi addressed the parents of the boy at a coronial inquest in Nowra on the NSW South Coast, saying he was sorry and had made a mistake.

The toddler, Troy Almond, was treated at Shoalhaven District Hospital the day before he died in March 2016, according to a report of the coronial hearing in the Sydney Morning Herald

During his evidence, Dr Tajvidi conceded Troy “most likely” already had sepsis when he first presented to hospital just after 10am on 21 March 2016.

Troy, 17 months, was discharged four hours later after no blood tests were conducted.

Dr Tajvidi said the last time he saw the child was in a corridor of the ED as he was leaving the hospital with his mother.


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