Video: Worksop Mum’s terror as baby stops breathing on Christmas Day after home visit refusals from medical centre

A baby’s first Christmas was ruined when she stopped breathing and was rushed to hospital - despite her mother’s desperate attempts to alert medical centre staff of her symptoms.

Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 4:06 pm
Rebecca Binnington with daughter Rosie pictured after their Christmas day ordeal

Emergency services were called to one-year-old Rosie’s Worksop home on Christmas Day after her family were distraught to discover she had stopped breathing and turned blue.

The tot had been displaying flu-like symptoms for days but was refused a home visit by staff at the nearby Newgate Medical Group centre, Newgate Street, despite requests from mum Rebecca Binnington.

Said Rebecca: “Rosie fell ill a couple of days before Christmas and I took her to Newgate where she was prescribed medicine.”

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Rebecca Binnington with daughter Rosie pictured after their Christmas day ordeal

“However, the medicine didn’t seem to work and her illness got worse. I called the medical centre repeatedly and asked for a home visit which was refused. I don’t drive and there was no way I was going to walk there in the freezing cold when she was so poorly.

“It was a terrifying experience that could have been avoided if I hadn’t been ignored.”

It was revealed that Rosie’s airways were blocked due to a build up of mucus brought on by the flu, but she has since been discharged from hospital and is on the road to recovery.

Rebecca added: “I want to warn other parents that these things do happen.”

Shelia Smith, practice manager, said: “We have arranged to meet with Rebecca to discuss the matter. We do not think it appropriate to discuss this publicly.”