Christine Papalabropoulos
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'My daughter could still be alive'

Christine Papalabropoulos' daughter Tina had profound learning disabilities, including an inability to walk or talk, as well as a form of epilepsy.

In January 2009, aged 23, she was admitted to hospital with pneumonia. Five days later she died.

An interim report from the health ombudsman says that doctors failed to act in Tina's best interests.

Christine believes her daughter would still be alive if doctors had done their best.

Now official research suggests people with learning disabilities die on average 16 years earlier than they should because of NHS failings.

  • 19 Mar 2013