Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dying Dementia Patient’s Wishes Ignored by Welsh Care Home

A report has highlighted the catastrophic failings of a care home in its treatment of a dying dementia patient.

The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has released its report on the care of Mrs X, finding that her wishes to die in her own bed were ignored by staff.

Mrs X had requested that if she suffered from a stroke, she be allowed to die in her bed at the care home surrounded by her family.

However, when she did have a stroke, she was admitted to hospital, despite staff being reminded of her end of life care request.

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