Daily Mail
January 30, 2011

A disabled teenager who was refused a GP appointment died two weeks later after contracting swine flu and pneumonia.

Katie Waring’s devastated parents, Ken and Eveline, claim she could not get a vital appointment, and say they were told to ‘wrap her up warm and give her fluids’.

Less than two weeks later, the 19-year-old, who suffered from the rare brain condition Craniostenosis, died in Hartlepool General Hospital, after being diagnosed with pneumonia and swine flu.

The heartbroken and angry couple from Hartlepool also claim Katie’s brain defect wasn’t picked up in time by health experts after she was born.

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