War veteran dies in council care home after dramatic weight loss

A 94-year-old war veteran died after he lost a stone-and-a-half in a month at a failing council care home.
A skeletal-looking Malcolm Muirhead was taken from Drumbrae care home in Edinburgh and admitted to the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on May 14, where he died a week later. A social work report said he “had lost a significant amount of weight” and noted he was only being washed once a week in a sink, having fallen from a chair in his shower area.
It also raised concerns that he was wearing a “dirtied jumper” with food stains on it, had bloated feet, overgrown nails and infected... read more

 
27 May 2018 in Health, Views: 67
Source: Scotsman
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