Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PENSIONER WITH DEMENTIA SENT HOME IN HOSPITAL GOWN


Hospital staff put a vulnerable pensioner with severe dementia in a taxi and sent her home wearing a flimsy hospital gown.


Retired IT expert Terry Dawson, 80, says he was horrified when the taxi arrived at his home carrying his 76-year-old wife Sylvia, stark naked but for a hospital gown and a flimsy cotton shawl.

The distressed grandmother was clutching a carrier bag containing her clothes, handed to her by staff at the A&E Department of Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary.



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