"I feel my mother's dignity was stolen in her last days"

About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

(as a relative),

My mother at the age of 55 and dying from cancer was admitted to Blackpool Victoria Hopsital early last year.

She was put on a ward so short of staff, that she felt she was imposing on them to assist her to the toilet or onto the commode as she couldn't use a bed pan. Therefore she didn't leave her bed to go, and sometimes wasn't seen to for hours at a time.

This information has only just come to light. It was held from me as i work there, and I would have caused quite a scene if i'd known about it at the time.

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