Am I the only one to be absolutely disgusted to read the story of Kane Gorny, aged 22 who died of neglect in the St. George Hospital, Tooting.
He had gone in for a hip replacement but died of dehydration due to neglect by the staff. The poor lad had battled with cancer of the pituitary gland and his medication had weakened his bones, hence the need for a hip replacement. The hospital were informed of the need to ensure his medication was kept up and to control his fluid levels, without this happening he would die.
He had to resort to ringing 999 and when the police arrived at the hospital they were turned away and the nurses informed the police he was in a confused state. He was, because they had not given him medication nor water, hence the coroner has referred the case to the police. The lad was put into a side room and died a few hours later.
He had been observed by locum doctors and nursing staff but it was not until a doctor was doing his rounds that they realised they were battling to save his life. To add further injury the doctor said "You need to go and see your son. He's dying". They found their son lying in blood and fluid soaked sheets and a nurse asked THEM to help change the sheets. The same nurse later came into the matron's office and asked whether they were 'finished' saying "CAN I BAG HIM UP".
The death certificate said Mr Gorny died of 'water deficit' and hypernatraemia, known as dehydration. Nurses at the hospital were you will be pleased to know received counselling,reportedly.
Please do not blame the 'Cuts' this took place in May 2009. The inquest continues and is still being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service.
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