Mackenzie Cackett, aged four, who died following delays at Colchester Hospital
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Colchester Hospital: Mother seeks justice after son's death

The mother of a toddler who died after being treated at a hospital at the centre of an alleged cancer cover up has told the BBC that she wants to see a full investigation.

Danielle Cackett claims that her son Mackenzie, who died of a brain tumour in May 2012, was taken to Colchester General Hospital a number of times but hospital staff failed to follow up on appointments and referrals.

Mrs Cackett told BBC Radio 5 live's Tony Livesey: "We've lost our son and everyone else that could have been responsible for these mistakes are carrying on their life as normal and it doesn't seem fair. So we want some kind of... justice."

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has offered condolences to the family and is arranging an external review into the child's care.

  • 06 Nov 2013
  • From the section Health
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