A devastated family of agirlwho learned that she had terminalcancerjust weeks before her tragic death. Has been waiting for over a year. Because of the GP schedule.
Amelia Elaby, 19, after finding a lump in her lower back in February 2021, begged her doctor to take her concerns seriously. She prescribed her antibiotics.
Amelia called her local clinic every six weeks with her annoyed voice. Her aunt said she was very worried about Amelia and she called an ambulance, but when she went to the hospital she was told "she wasted time",Yorkshire Live reports.
Eventually, Amelia was admitted to A&E, and a scan revealed that she had stage 4 cancer. Claire said: "The way appointments are assigned and prioritized for diagnostic procedures such as scans depends on the nature of the referral received from the general practitioner or clinician in the hospital.
" Potential for referrals Made to investigate common cancers, after which this is quickly tracked and usually done quickly within 2 weeks. We continue to be referred to Fast Track and maintain this service throughout the pandemic.
"Early detection and diagnosis of cancer is very important and we recommend that you contact your clinician as soon as possible if you have any concerns. Also, Amelia's family has questions. It is advisable to contact us if there is one. The care she received. "
Cancer spread to her entire upper half of her body, and a doctor told her at the end. Only a few weeks after saying that she died sadly on June 12, 2022. Claire, 15, who was taking care of Amelia from her, said her doctor had "failed" her niece because she didn't take her concerns seriously.
She said, "I feel like the doctor failed because he didn't take Amelia seriously.
" She was my niece, but she lived with me. It was devastating because it was like a daughter. We were very intimate. It was like losing. A kid. And that probably didn't happen. "
She said," I don't think they took it seriously. I think it would have been different if it had been picked up earlier. "
Claire is fromYorkand said Amelia was the first to notice a lump on her back when she started her exercise last February. She states: She came across it.
"She was doing sit-ups one day, but she put her hand on the bottom of her back and noticed it. I couldn't see any lumps. I could just feel them inside.
Claire claims that a teenager tried to make an appointment for his surgery (York's Priority Medical Center) but was told he was put on the waiting list for scans. ing.
She states: "They called her and asked for the size of the lump on the phone, then told her that they would be introduced to her for a scan, but wait a bit for Covid so it's up to 6 It may take months.
"After about 6 weeks, she contacted them again and they prescribed antibiotics without even seeing her.
"Finally, at some point she actually rang 111 and sent an ambulance to her – a rescuer But even they told her she didn't go in the end because when she went to the hospital she wasted time and was sent home. "
Ambulance Finally, in March of this year, my family doctor visited me directly. Doctors found a 10 cm (4 inch) x 3 cm (1 inch) lump on her waist.
Claire states: Her pain started to get worse and I just thought it was because she was stabbed or stabbed.
"A few weeks later, it really grew and was the size of a hand sticking out of her back. It went from a small chunk to a huge one overnight."
"She was referred to Leeds Hospital because she had to go to A&E for a CT scan because her pain worsened, where the news was confirmed."
The doctor told Amelia that she had stage 4 end-stage cancer, which was diagnosed with metastatic soft sarcoma on May 18, this year. The scan first picked up a mass in her lungs, and subsequent tests revealed that her cancer had spread to the lining of her stomach, liver and lymph nodes.
Claire states: And at the end of May she did another scan. They said they were now looking at weeks instead of months because everything was going so fast.
She added: "Amelia was upset and angry. Obviously, she started to think the news would be bad, but she didn't think she would be so bad.
" She went to Leeds. Only when they said it was not just in her lungs and back, but basically in the entire upper half of her body. No one deserves to die at that age. They Not alive. Their life is really. "
NHS Valeof York CCG, responsible for Amelia's GP surgery and York's primary care, said individual cases could not be commented.
York and Scarborough Education SpokespersonHospitalThe NHS Foundation Trust said: "I sympathize with Amelia's family during this very sad time.
" The allocation and priority of appointments for diagnostic procedures such as scans depends on the nature of the referral. GP or in-hospital. Received from one of the clinicians. If a referral is made to investigate a potential cancer, this will be followed up quickly, usually within 2 weeks.
"We continued to be referred to Fast Track and maintained this service throughout the pandemic.
" Early detection and diagnosis of cancer is very important and if there are concerns We recommend contacting your doctor as soon as possible.
"We also recommend contacting Amelia's family. If you have any questions about the care she received."
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