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'Starved to death' in hospital

9th January 2009

An inquiry has condemned the treatment of a patient who was left to starve to death in a health service hospital. 

Martin Ryan, who could not swallow because of a stroke, was not given a feeding tube due to a "total breakdown in communication". His case is one of a number which are currently being investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

 

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Article Information

Title: 'Starved to death' in hospital
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9769
Date Added: 9th Jan 2009

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