Mother who rushed her son to hospital with meningitis symptoms is stunned to receive letter accusing her of wasting NHS time

Family who rushed boy, 7, to A&E with meningitis symptoms are stunned to receive letter accusing them of wasting NHS time Georgina Houghton, 33, called NHS Direct one weekend after son Colby, 7, developed a temperature, vomiting and sensitivity to light Told the little boy might have meningitis and needed to go to A&EDashed to hospital where doctors diagnosed a viral infection Days later Colby received letter from family GP, lambasting him for wasting NHS time and not consulting GP first | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 6 December 2012 When her young son Colby became increasingly ill one weekend, Georgina Houghton became convinced he needed professional help.