Wednesday, 12 November 2008

NHS Doctor, Sabah al-Zayyat, failed to identify Baby P's broken back and ribs

Sabah al-Zayyat

The consultant paediatrician was the last doctor to see Baby P alive, two days before his death. She failed to identify his broken back and ribs, recording that the examination could not be completed because the baby was “miserable and cranky”. She said she thought that Baby P had a cold. Dr Al-Zayyat, from Ilford, Essex, trained in Saudi Arabia and moved to Ireland in 1997 to study a master’s degree. Worked as a locum consultant paediatrician between 2002 and 2006 before moving to Great Ormond Street trust, based at St Ann’s Hospital. She has been banned from working unsupervised with children until the inquiry is complete and may face a GMC hearing.

Source: Mailonline