Police are called after six-year-old has five teeth removed during an operation on her legs

Sarah Morrison had been scheduled in for surgery on her legs, but woke up with five teeth missing

A family have contacted the police after their daughter was allegedly admitted to hospital for surgery on her legs, only to wake up with five teeth removed.

Philip Morrison's daughter Sarah suffers from a rare form of brittle bone disease and regularly breaks and fractures her bones. The six-year-old had been scheduled for surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital to have metal rods inserted into her legs in order to make them stronger.

Sarah’s horrified father said that after the operation he discovered surgeons had extracted five teeth during the procedure.

According to the Telegraph, Sheffield Children's Hospital argue the teeth were loose baby teeth which needed to be removed as they “posed a serious risk to Sarah's airway”. But an internal review has now been launched after Mr Morrison and Sarah’s mother Sonia McCrossan made a complaint to both the hospital and the police.

Speaking during an interview with the Telegraph, Mr Morrison said when his daughter was brought around from surgery, she had a "mouth full of blood."

He said: “After the surgery I was outside the hospital when my partner rang me in a very erratic state, crying and screaming. At that point I thought Sarah had died. I ran down to the recovery room where I first got a glimpse of Sarah with a mouth full of blood. I was horrified.

Mr Morrison maintains that at no point surgeons informed him his daughter's teeth would be removed, nor was this made clear on the operation consent form.

“The hospital is adamant that baby teeth were taken. But two of them were adult teeth, I know because I have the baby teeth at home," he added.

“We feel mortified and let down.”

A spokesman for Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, said to the Telegraph that the care given to Sarah during the procedure was "done in her best interests".

“She has a complex condition and had come in for a surgical orthopaedic procedure, during which five baby teeth needed to be removed while she was under general anaesthetic. They were very loose and were judged to pose a serious risk to her airway. No harm was caused to her by the removal of these baby teeth.

“Her parents spoke to a clinician before any surgery was carried out and the care their child may have needed while undergoing surgery was discussed.

“As an issue has now been raised by her parents, we will review this as we do with any concern.

“We understand her parents have raised this as an issue with the police and we will keep them updated as we would with any incident.”

The Trust said that no action had been taken against any staff members. Police are being kept informed during the hospital review but are not investigating.

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