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Patient died of pneumonia after being left outside hospital in the rain

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On a rainy day in December 2010, Frank Kelly, 79, was found by his son, stood in the middle of the car park outside Worcestershire Royal Hospital wearing just his sodden pyjamas after nurses claimed they had simply ‘lost him.’

Sadly, Mr Kelly died three months later after he developed pneumonia. His family have received an undisclosed amount from the NHS as well as an apology for the catalogue of errors during Mr Kelly’s stay in hospital.

Mr Kelly had initially been admitted to hospital in November 2010 after suffering a second stroke which left him blind.

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Mr Kelly’s son, Martin explained how his family were resident at the hospital as they were appalled by the care he was receiving. He further stated that his father was not fed properly and was dehydrated all the time. Martin complained his father’s mistreatment bordered on ‘cruelty’ and breached his human rights.

In the Trust’s letter of apology they confirmed the failings in Mr Kelly’s case had been taken seriously and improvements had been made to ensure all patients receive the highest quality of care.

On a rainy day in December 2010, Frank Kelly, 79, was found by his son, stood in the middle of the car park outside Worcestershire Royal Hospital wearing just his sodden pyjamas after nurses claimed they had simply ‘lost him.’

Sadly, Mr Kelly died three months later after he developed pneumonia. His family have received an undisclosed amount from the NHS as well as an apology for the catalogue of errors during Mr Kelly’s stay in hospital.

Mr Kelly had initially been admitted to hospital in November 2010 after suffering a second stroke which left him blind.

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Mr Kelly’s son, Martin explained how his family were resident at the hospital as they were appalled by the care he was receiving. He further stated that his father was not fed properly and was dehydrated all the time. Martin complained his father’s mistreatment bordered on ‘cruelty’ and breached his human rights.

In the Trust’s letter of apology they confirmed the failings in Mr Kelly’s case had been taken seriously and improvements had been made to ensure all patients receive the highest quality of care.

By Sarah Fairclough

 

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