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Wednesday, 27 April 2005 09:48
BNN: British Nursing News Online · www.bnn-online.co.uk
Hospital neglect killed my mother
Norman Irons a former lord provost of Edinburgh has accused a flagship Scottish hospital of killing his mother through neglect.

Mr Irons claimed the care his mother received at an orthopaedic ward at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary was "a disgrace in a developed western country".

Mr Irons made his claims in a furious letter to Health Minister Andy Kerr and the chairman of NHS Lothian, Brian Cavanagh.

Mr Irons said his mother suffered 'basic nursing neglect' during her 28-day stay he wrote: "Her nutrition and fluids intake were not properly monitored and, as a consequence, her weight dropped dramatically.

"She received no bath and only two showers in 28 days.

"Her nightclothes were left soiled in her locker for relatives to collect. Clinical waste was left at her bedside. Her self-esteem and general welfare were neglected to the point where she effectively lost the will to live".

Mrs Irons died on April 9. Her son said: "Her cause of death is given as pneumonia. In reality, she died of neglect.

"Her only fault apparently was that she was too old to be a matter of concern".

Stuart Smith, chairman of NHS Lothian University Hospitals Division, said he wanted to express his condolences to Mr Irons and his family for their loss, adding: "I have already spoken to Mr Irons and invited him to meet with us . . . to discuss his concerns". He said that an investigation was ongoing.


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