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Painful wait for a child's diagnosis

Thousands of disabled children are waiting longer for vital services, with some being left for more than two years before they are diagnosed, a survey suggests.

The British Academy of Childhood Disability found that waiting times were being breached on a regular basis.

One child affected by a delay in diagnosis was Ruby. It took more than a year to be diagnosed with hypermobility, a joint condition which left her in constant pain.

Nikki Fox reports.

  • 18 Feb 2015
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