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Patients put at risk by ‘aggressive’ treatment at Great Ormond Street

Concerns about the gastroenterology department dating back to 2011 remain unresolved, a TV documentary will reveal

Great Ormond Street children’s hospital unnecessarily gave patients potentially dangerous drugs, subjected them to invasive tests and wrongly diagnosed them with a rare allergy, it can be revealed.

An inquiry into the world-renowned London hospital’s care of children with gut conditions found it was putting patients’ physical and mental health at risk, previously unpublished documents show. Misdiagnosis and over-treatment also saw patients put on very strict “exclusion diets” which brought no benefit.

In a 2016 briefing, Great Ormond Street had admitted that some approaches had been ‘at …read more