Lisa Fregapane
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Luca Downie mother 'ignored' by Bedford Hospital

The mother of a 10-month-old boy who died after delays in his diagnosis and care has said she felt ignored by doctors.

Luca Downie's congenital heart condition was undetected, despite a heart murmur being diagnosed soon after his birth in June 2012.

He died at Bedford Hospital in April 2013.

"They just didn't listen to me," said Lisa Fregapane.

"I knew there was something wrong."

An inquest found there was a failure to recognise the seriousness of his illness, which was incurable.

  • 03 Jul 2014
  • From the section Essex