A boy who died aged one after NHS employees did not determine he had septicaemia was “let down”, Well being Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted.
Mr Hunt spoke at a memorial service for William Mead, from Cornwall.
William, from Penryn, died in 2014, after an NHS 111 name didn’t result in him being admitted to hospital.
Talking on the personal service in Truro, Mr Hunt stated: “I as well being secretary, the federal government, and the NHS let down William.”
He additionally accepted he had let down William’s mother and father Paul and Melissa, who had organised the service at Truro Cathedral as a “thanks” to the area people for his or her help after their son’s demise.
William’s dying raised doubts about how able NHS 111 staff were to identify critical medical circumstances.
Addressing the congregation, Mr Hunt stated: “I’ve come right here to ask for forgiveness.
“This weekend William ought to have been having fun with lovely Cornish sunshine together with his mother and father.
“We did not spot his sepsis earlier than it was too late.”
An inquest heard William’s dying might have been prevented if he had been admitted to hospital.
His demise additionally raised recent considerations the situation was not being spotted or treated early enough.
Mrs Mead, who was involved in creating an awareness campaign for the situation stated: “There was so many individuals concerned within the marketing campaign they usually’ve been pivotal.
“With out the federal government help, with out the help of all of the organisations we would not be right here the place we’re at the moment and have made the modifications we have made”.
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