Epileptic boy evicted by Hackney Homes – despite pleas from medical staff – is fighting for his life in hospital

Epeletic boy
George Hawkins, 16, who suffers from degenerative epileptic condition Dravet Syndrome, began having unusual seizure activity and spasms last Saturday, but stopped breathing and turned blue after taking a dose of Midazalam, an emergency medication to stop seizures, the following night.

He has spent the last few days on a ventilator in the Royal London Hospital, and doctors are trying out various strong drugs to control his fits – which have still not worked to bring them under control.

Bureaucratic rules meant Ms Hawkins and her three children were told to leave the council home her parents had inhabited for the last 40 years in Morton Close, Upper Clapton, after her father’s death two years ago.

Hackney Homes’ rules do not allow her to take over her father’s tenancy.

The arms-length housing management organisation has apologised and is now reviewing what went wrong.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to George and his family.Epileptic boy evicted by Hackney Homes – despite pleas from medical staff – is fighting for his life in hospital

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One thought on “Epileptic boy evicted by Hackney Homes – despite pleas from medical staff – is fighting for his life in hospital

  1. My Thoughts and prayers are with George and his family .. And I hope all who is responsible will take a look at this family and ask themselves that serious question … why did we let this happen .

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