Devastated parent’s search for answers over Oliver’s death

'DEVASTATED': Karen Gilmore with her son Oliver Brange
'DEVASTATED': Karen Gilmore with her son Oliver Brange
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The devastated parents of a disabled young man who died at the Royal Preston Hospital last year say they are still waiting for answers over his death.

Oliver Brange, from Kirkham, near Preston, passed away at the hospital in September.

The 25-year-old, who attended the Pear Tree School in Kirkham, was left physically and mentally handicapped after suffering brain damage at birth, was epileptic and couldn’t talk.

He also had cerebral atrophy and also had incomplete myelination, which both affected his brain.

Oliver, who was well known in Kirkham and was cared for full time by his mum and dad Karen Gilmore and Peter Brange, was taken to A&E with a urinary infection and died a week later of pneumonia.

Karen said: “We are handing our loved ones over at hospitals and putting our trust and faith in their ability and in our experience they do not take into consideration the complexity of the individuals.

“I am devastated. We are trying to come to terms with what has happened.”

Today hospital officials said they have carried out an investigation and offered to meet Oliver’s parents to discuss the matter further.

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