It seems that when doing the numbers the Hospital decided not to count children who had died since the procedure.
“A spokeswoman for ACT Health said the “Look Back” process which is tracking down former patients who had undergone the biopsy was extremely complex and time consuming.
“During the process of patient identification it became apparent that some of the children may have died in the time frame of the Look Back,” she said.
“In an effort to avoid causing these families any undue distress, a considered and conscious decision was taken to exclude the families of these patients from the Look Back.”
And also reduce the apparent size of the problem, AND potentially not notify parents to a possible cause of the death of their child!