Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Dying woman treated in hospital bathroom

A dying woman was put in a hospital bathroom with an overflowing bin because there were no beds. Gladys Joynes was in the makeshift ward for up to 12 hours.

The Alzheimer's sufferer, 79, was left off her drip because there were no sockets in the room in the Royal Liverpool Hospital – which has apologised.

The ordeal was 'an affront to human dignity', her family said. Daughter Kathleen Huxley added: 'It is no good blaming staff on the ground[??]. It is the government which needs to explain.'

Source: The Metro

1 comment:

Martin said...

Saw this on the news yesterday- apparently, not only did she have an "Internal examination" in the bathroom, but nurses left her drinks on the floor.

In the bathroom.

F*cking hell.