Mansfield mum’s ‘disgust’ as NHS leave toddler without wheelchair after fractured ankle
Kelly King is outraged after the treatment she and daughter Scarlett were given at King’s Mill Hospital after the infant fell and fractured her ankle.
Kelly (26) said: “Scarlett fell and was in agony so we took her to hospital where doctor’s told her she had a bad hairline fracture and needed a pot.
“They said she was not allowed to put any weight on the foot - but they didn’t give her a wheelchair. Now I have to literally carry her everywhere and it’s just getting too much for me to cope with as I have two other young children.”
The single mum says her daughter can not even attend Oak tree Primary School as they are not insured to take care of her - but if she was in a wheelchair she could attend as normal.
Kelly, of Foston Close, Mansfield, added: “I am trying my best to take her to school for a few hours but that means I have to get a babysitter for my two-year-old son. She has got to have the pot on for another four weeks and I don’t want her to miss out on school.”
In a last ditch attempt to cope she has purchased a pushchair - but says Scarlett is upset by it as she wants to be a ‘big girl’.
“It just breaks my heart she has been left like this, she desperately needs a wheelchair and the only option was to rent one.
“She is under 16 and think this should be available on the NHS. I just can’t cope anymore.”
Chad contacted King’s Mill for a comment and awaiting a response.