Basildon, United Kingdom
VIJAY SHAH via YASMIN HARISHA & JOE DAVIES/EssexLive
An official investigation has been launched into the sudden death of a nine-year-old boy from the town of Basildon, Essex county, in England just days after he was formally discharged from a local hospital, EssexLive reported yesterday.
Basildon Hospital opened the inquiry into the passing away of the unnamed child, who died on 2 June 2019, under review of the social services department of Thurrock District Council, which administers the area Basildon forms part of.
The child was taken to the hospital a week before his death and attended their accident and emergency department, before being discharged and sent home with a course of antibiotics to take. The exact causes or circumstances of the boy’s admission were not disclosed in the article.
A hospital spokesperson said: “As this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further.’
‘We offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the boy at this extremely difficult time.”
The grief-stricken family of the little child paid their respects on a fundraising page for the boy’s funeral expenses, saying: “When our son passed away on June 2 it was a huge shock to the family. He was always bursting with energy, always wearing a big grin on his face and out of nowhere he was taken from us.’
‘If you ever had the pleasure of meeting him you would know that he was truly one in a billion.’
‘He was extremely clever for his age and was never afraid to ask questions to learn and understand more.’
‘His quick wit also gave him perfect comedic timing – he always knew how and when to make you laugh so hard especially with his cheeky grin.’
‘As a family we are heartbroken at this sudden loss because we know he was truly one to watch.’
‘He had a lot of ambition for his future and spoke excitedly of one day being big enough to travel with his best friend.’
‘The promise he had makes it difficult to take in as he showed so much excellence in everything he did.”
The investigation into the tragic death of the child who was discharged from the hospital in Basildon is still ongoing and it is not yet known when it will conclude, according to EssexLive.
“Boy, 9, dies days after being discharged from Basildon hospital sparking investigation” – Yasmin Harisha & Joe Davies, EssexLive/Local World (17 August 2019) https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/boy-9-dies-days-after-3222503