Monday, 12 October 2009

Pensioner 'left to die in hospice after doctors wrongly diagnosed him with cancer

A grandfather who beat cancer was wrongly told the disease had returned and left to die under controversial 'death pathway', his devastated family said today.

Doctors ruled they could do nothing more for Jack Jones, 76, and placed him on the Liverpool Care Pathway - a controversial policy under which medication and food and water are steadily withdrawn. He died within two weeks.

But tests after his death found that his cancer had not come back, and he was in fact suffering from pneumonia brought on by a chest infection.
Jack Jones
Pat Jones

Source Daily Mail


Lancs Reporter said...

That really is a shocker. All docs involved should be struck off immediately.

JuliaM said...

If only Dr Shipman had stayed under the radar just that little bit longer, he'd have been set for life, wouldn't he?