Call for answers over death of child

Siobhan Casey, Steve and Tarcey Burt, Mylee's mum grandfather and grandmother are taking part in a memorial walk for Mylee. Picture: Andrew Roe
Siobhan Casey, Steve and Tarcey Burt, Mylee's mum grandfather and grandmother are taking part in a memorial walk for Mylee. Picture: Andrew Roe

A four-year-old girl died just days after going into hospital for what her family described as a ‘routine operation’.

Mylee Starr May Weetman had a congenital heart condition and was taken to the Leeds children’s heart unit for an operation to remove a build-up of muscle on her heart.

But just six days later, little Mylee died.

Mylee’s 25-year-old parents Christopher Weetman and Siobhan Casey, who also has a two-year-old daughter, Mia, want answers about how their little girl died and have met officials at the West Yorkshire children’s unit.

Mylee’s 48-year-old grandmother Tracey Burt said: “Nobody can explain to us why Mylee died, all we want are answers and we’re not getting any.

“It just shouldn’t have happened. It will never bring Mylee back, we know that, but we deserve answers.”

A spokesman for Leeds Teaching Hospitals said: “A surgeon, cardiologist, intensive care sister and specialist nurse from the unit have met with Mylee’s family on two occasions to provide help and support and give them the opportunity to ask questions at what we acknowledge is a very difficult and sad time for them.”

The facility at Leeds was one of three earmarked for closure following a review of children’s heart services.

A campaign was launched by its supporters to keep it open.