Sons slam Harrogate hospital for elderly mother's 'traumatic and distressing' death



The sons of an 83-year-old cancer patient have called for an urgent review into the care of terminally ill patients at Harrogate District Hospital, following the “traumatic and distressing” death of their mother.
Despite protests from the nursing team who had cared for Irene Simister for almost a month, staff at the hospital moved Mrs Simister twice, less than an hour before her death on Friday October 14.
Just a few days earlier, and with the agreement of the hospital’s palliative care team, her sons had decided not to move their elderly mother to a local hospice because of the “turmoil... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 39
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