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My daughter was seen by the NHS 47 times but no one

When Dawn Wilson thinks about the day her 13-year-old daughter died during an asthma attack, she bursts into tears. Wilson, 44, sobs as she remembers Tamara Mills’ last words, “I’m struggling to breathe”; the way she looked when she lost consciousness; and the fact she died alone with only hospital staff around her. Asthma attacks were nothing new for Tamara. In fact, she had been admitted to hospital almost once a month since the age of seven, when she contracted swine flu. She had been to see medical professionals 47 times in different parts of the NHS in the four years before she died in April 2015. But on each occasion, medics had failed to connect her health records and notice how frequently… read more