No closure over son’s hospital death

No closure over son’s hospital death
Tristen Burn

Durban – Hillcrest parents, Vanessa and Tim Burn, are still fighting for justice regarding the death of their 13-year-old son after doctors allegedly botched treatment for a twisted ankle in a Durban hospital.

Tristen Burn died in the arms of his father at RK Khan Hospital in Chatsworth on May 24, 2012, after his parents first took him to St Mary’s Hospital in Mariannhill with a foot injury.

He died three days later after a nightmare of failures and misdiagnoses at the hands of allegedly “apathetic and callous” staff.

Hospital staff allegedly botched treatment for his twisted ankle and pumped him with tuberculosis (TB) drugs, according to his parents.

And now, his parents say nothing has yet materialised regarding a police inquest or the hospitals’ and the KZN Department of Health’s promised investigations…

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