Sumary of Grieving parents seek $5m payout:
- The heartbroken parents of a seven-year-old girl who died after waiting hours in a Perth emergency department have revealed they plan to chase millions of dollars in damages from the hospital that let them down.
- Aishwarya Aswath died from organ failure due to sepsis after waiting two hours in the emergency department of Perth Children’s Hospital in April.
- A report into the hospital’s management of her case revealed flaws in its operations, highlighting crews were short-staffed and workers exhausted.
- The couple are launching claim in the civil court against the Western Australian government following the report’s release.
- ”The investigation into Aishwarya’s death resulted in 30 recommendations, including recognising parental input, improving the nurse and medical workforce and the layout of the hospital’s emergency department, and better understanding culturally and linguistically diverse patients and their families.
- The independent report found emergency department staff were rundown, demoralised and isolated, and communication with Aishwarya’s parents was insufficient.