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:
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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