Parents Refused Treatment So Doctors Could Save Kids’ Lives


Parents of children injured in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack are refusing treatment for their own wounds until their sons and daughters have been fully treated.

The number of fatalities stands at 22 while there are around 120 people, many children, who were taken to hospital with injuries.

There were 12 children under the age of 16 who were taken to hospital and the first two victims were eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos and 18-year-old Georgina Callander.


A doctor at Manchester Royal Infirmary told Sky News that parents were refusing treatments and insisted the doctors keep watch on their children.

Jon Rouse, Chief Officer of  Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, said:

It’s been a terrible night and morning in terms of Greater Manchester. Although we have also seen some of the best aspects of Greater Manchester and the people who live there as well.

Clearly there are a number of individuals who have very, very serious injuries and are requiring intensive care and people who are going to be in hospital for a long time in terms of that treatment.


The cowardly attack left at least 22 people dead, many of them under 18-years-old, and over 50 injured when the bomb went off as crowds began to leave an Ariana Grande concert at the arena.

Police know the identity of the suicide bomber and confirmed the attack was carried out by a male carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated, killing himself and many others.

Police are encouraging anyone with footage from the scene to upload it at or Other information can be reported to the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.