"Left to rot"

About: University Hospital Of North Tees

My mother was admitted with severe sickness just after Christmas.

It was obvious to everyone except the staff that she had a serious illness.

In hospital for four months without any diagnosis or effective treatment.

All the while she stuck in bed, just lay there day after day.

The only reply we ever had to our requests to her being moved and stimulated was that she didn't want to - she had dementia and had no control over her own mind.

She was then sent to a nursing home and later readmitted with circulatory problems : no surprise really! Only when she was put on End of Life were we told that she had stomach and liver cancer.

She was never ever diagnosed nor treated for this and we are left bereft and angry.

She was bed blocking and they gave up on her because she had dementia. Our mam was let down by the system, she died on the 28th June 2015 aged 77.

They put on her death certificate Dementia so there would be no comeback.

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Response from University Hospital Of North Tees

We were very concerned and saddened to receive this comment and we would welcome to opportunity to discuss your mother's care. Please contact our patient experience team at patientexperience@nth.nhs.uk

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