Sam Burgess and daughter Sophie Burgess
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Inquiry after Ipswich girl 'ignored' at walk-in unit

An investigation is under way into claims a walk-in centre in Suffolk ignored a mother's pleas about her daughter's ill health.

Sam Burgess took eight-year-old Sophie to the centre in Ipswich after she became ill with a throat condition.

She said she waited for almost two hours to be seen by a GP, as Sophie's health deteriorated. Sophie required emergency surgery and spent 48 hours in intensive care.

Harmoni, the care provider, said it was undertaking a vigorous investigation.

  • 16 Mar 2013
  • From the section Suffolk