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Corpse left on ward for seven hours

14th August 2008

The body of a patient was left alongside other patients in a Glasgow hospital for seven hours before being removed from a ward.

The incident happened at Stobhill hospital in June after NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde agreed to leave the dead body until a relative arrived. However, there then emerged a further delay in the removal afterwards. The trust has apologised for the upset the incident had caused, meanwhile the Royal College of Nursing said the case highlighted its campaign for all patients to be given more dignity.

 

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Article Information

Title: Corpse left on ward for seven hours
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 7879
Date Added: 14th Aug 2008

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