A mum has claimed hospital staff failed to notice that her two-year-old daughter had a broken leg.
Daisy Cave, of Water Street, Accrington, fractured her left leg above the kneecap after falling from her bunk bed.
But her mum Cora claims staff at Accrington Victoria Hospital initially told the family it was a ‘sprain’.
When the toddler was left unable to walk, mum-of-two Cora took her to Royal Blackburn Hospital where staff discovered she had fractured her leg.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is now investigating.
Cora said: “We went to Accrington Victoria Hospital because she had a fall. They X-rayed her and said it was a sprain.
"She was still in agony all that day so I rang them back. They said to go to Blackburn because it’s a hip problem.
"When we got to Blackburn they said she had fractured her leg. She had to stay in hospital for 24 hours. She was in so much agony she couldn’t walk.”
Cora said she is ‘very disappointed’ that her daughter’s injury was not discovered earlier.
She said: “She seems a bit happier now but she’s still in pain. I just feel really disappointed.”
Julie Molyneaux, deputy chief nurse at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Although we cannot discuss individual patients, the Trust takes very seriously any issue or complaint raised about the treatment and care we provide. The family can be assured that the Trust is fully investigating their complaint.”