Google: Liverpool pathway controversy
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Pensioner placed on Liverpool Care Pathway WITHOUT family's permission dies after spending eight days without food or water Susan Phillips said father Robert Goold, 69, was left to slowly deteriorate She claimed doctors said there was no record in his notes about LCP He died without being able to say goodbye to his wife of 51 years Addenbrooke's Hospital said it will investigate the family's claims
By Leon Watson
PUBLISHED: 08:04 EST, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:06 EST, 6 March 2013
A grieving daughter has lodged a complaint against a hospital which left her father to die on a 'barbaric' end of life pathway for eight days without her permission.
Susan Phillips said her 69-year-old father Robert Goold was left to slowly deteriorate for more than a week on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway.
The pensioner, who had dementia, got weaker and weaker as doctors took food, water and oxygen away from him but survived longer than they expected.
Addenbrooke's Hospital...yeah...they did the same to my dad...only he wasn't suffering from dementia...at least they gave him a morhene drip that he could work
Hmm, they will claim isolated incident.