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Strathalbyn Girl Remembered With Medical Hotline In Her Honour

Leila Baartse Harkin

Strathalbyn school girl Leila Baartse-Harkin will be remembered today, with a motion to be introduced into parliament in her name.

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick will introduce Leila’s Lifeline today, a policy that will work towards saving people from incorrect or delayed diagnosis.

The policy includes a medical intervention hotline for people who feel they aren’t getting what they need from their treating doctor.

Leila died in October last year, 2 days after falling from a swing at her Adelaide Hills after school care facility. Despite the 9 year old continuing to show symptoms and in pain, doctors failed to pick up a perforated bowel.