Hackbridge Primary School pays tribute to Freya Wells after inquest rules her death at Kingston Hospital was 'wholly avoidable'

School pays tribute to Freya Wells after inquest rules her death was 'wholly avoidable'

Freya Wells, who attended Hackbridge Primary School, died of septic shock at Kingston Hospital

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The school of a four-year-old girl whose tragic death was “wholly avoidable” has paid tribute to her this week.

Hackbridge Primary School pupil Freya Wells died of septic shock at Kingston Hospital after “flagrant and extreme” failings, West London Coroner’s Court heard.

Her aunt, Lindsay Wells, said the family were all trying to deal with the trauma of Freya’s inquest which finished this week.

Deputy headteacher of Hackbridge Primary School, Sylvia Parker, said: “We were devastated as a school community to lose such a wonderful pupil and our thoughts are with Freya’s mum and all of her family.

“Freya was a lovely, bubbly little girl. She loved music and dancing and had lots of friends.

“We will never forget Freya and we have planted a tree in our nursery garden in memory of her. At the moment it is covered in pink blossom, which was her favourite colour.”

Little Freya had a 95 per cent chance of survival when she was admitted to the hospital in November 2012 but died a few hours later after Dr Rosita Ibrahim used the wrong medication method, the court heard.

Assistant coroner Dr Sean Cummings said he would be writing to the General Medical Council recommending Dr Ibrahim be suspended pending a formal investigation into her actions.

Freya’s family are considering legal action.

A fundraising page has been set up in Freya’s memory in aid of Tommy’s baby charity. If you would like to donate visit: justgiving.com/AngelFreya


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