Leylan Forte

Photo of Leylan Forte. He is a toddler with very light skin and dark blond hair, wearing sweatpants and a hoodie. He is sitting in a wood and red plastic chair.Name: Leylan Forte
Died: April 27, 2015
Age at death: 4
Cause of death: Norovirus infection; dehydration
Location: Montrose, Scotland, UK

Details:
Leylan was four years old when he fell ill. Since it was a weekend, his parents, worried, called NHS 24 (a 24-hour help service meant to provide help when patients are ill but the doctor’s office is closed). But despite the boy’s illness, the service refused to send a doctor out to him. His parents called several times before Leylan died of a combination of dehydration and a gastrointestinal infection.

References:
Inquiry into death of four-year-old Leylan Forte
FAI to probe death of Montrose boy Leylan, 4, after parents claim NHS neglect
Special review to look into Montrose boy’s death
Lengthy wait for answers after death of Leylan, 4
Leylans Memorial Bench by Leanne Smith
Lengthy wait for answers after death of Leylan, 4
Tayside boy Leylan, 4, dies after stomach bug

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