They should all be clapped ... in irons:
Devastatingly, Gareth and his wife Emma learned for the first time at an inquest last week that the 11-month-old should not even have been given the drug that killed her.
Former soldier Gareth sobbed as a coroner ruled that 'neglect' and a 'gross failure of basic medical care' by doctors and nurses at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey, had led to their daughter being wrongly injected with five times the recommended dose of a powerful anti-seizure medicine.
Dr Karen Henderson, assistant coroner for Surrey, said Sophie had not required phenytoin because the seizures had stopped 90 minutes earlier.
I would say it's beyond belief, but in truth, it's really only yet another case where the 'we know best!' NHS staff have utterly failed at every step of the way.
The verdict, however painful, is at least vindication for Sophie's parents after a four-and-a-half-year battle for justice.
And as usual, have compounded that by a catalogues of lies, half-truths and the usual cover up...
After Sophie's death, police opened an investigation into the medics and the hospital but it was soon shelved. Now the couple are calling for a fresh investigation following the outcome of Sophie's inquest.
They are angry that Dr Lojein Hatahet, the trainee doctor who injected the drug, was not questioned during the first probe and frustrated that Dr Fiona MacCarthy, the paediatric consultant who prescribed the phenytoin, was questioned by detectives as a witness but no further action was taken.
Imagine my shocked face.
In her verdict, Dr Henderson found deputy ward sister Sharron Younes, who still works for the hospital, and nurse Polly Leavold, who has since emigrated to Australia, were 'jointly responsible' for miscalculating the amount of phenytoin in the syringe.And the police that every year demand more wasted taxpayer money to go golfing in Portugal will no doubt now say 'Sorry, nothing we can do..'.
'I felt like all of a sudden we were under suspicion. It was very upsetting for us, but I thought they must be covering all bases and assumed they were doing the same at the hospital, the ambulance, the GP surgery and everywhere else Sophie had been that day.
'It was only later that I found out the police had not done this anywhere else – just at our home.' Emma, who works in marketing, suspects that someone at the hospital pointed the finger of blame at them.
At what point do the people of the UK come to their senses about this 'service'?
I fear it'll be 'never'...