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Offline thundley4

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Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor
« on: June 09, 2011, 12:25:05 PM »
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The ultimate NHS indignity: Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor is ignored for hours... before staff simply drag him away

'He went to them for help and they left him out in the corridor to die', says Peter Thompson's daughter
Senior nurse claims it was 'the appropriate method of handling the situation'.


Nurses casually stepped over a patient as he lay dying on a  hospital floor.
Peter Thompson, 41, was left in a corridor for ten hours before someone noticed he had passed away.
In a final act of indignity, hospital auxiliaries pulled his lifeless body across the floor in a manner his family described as like ‘dragging a dead animal’.

The scenes which shame the NHS were all captured on CCTV. Staff thought Mr Thompson was merely drunk and left him to ‘sleep it off’.
Yesterday a coroner condemned the death as ‘wholly preventable’.
An inquest heard that the father-of-one, who had consumed a cocktail of drink and drugs, could have been saved had he received emergency treatment.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000824/NHS-indignity-Peter-Thompsons-body-ignored-hours-corridor-Edale-House-unit.html#ixzz1OnhsRHnn

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Re: Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 01:42:22 PM »
This is why we don't mix pills & booze, kids.
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Re: Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 03:22:43 PM »
When it's your time to meet the Man Upstairs, hey, you'd better get dressed for the occasion.

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Re: Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 01:08:27 AM »
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Re: Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 04:40:31 AM »