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Apology over storage room patient

A hospital has apologised after an elderly patient was put in a room used for storage.

Dora Duggan, 81, from Nottingham, was moved from the ward she was on at the local City Hospital to a clinic room that was being used to store boxes - reportedly because she was being too noisy.

She is understood to have been admitted to the hospital after suffering a heart attack, and died shortly after being discharged in March.

The hospital has discussed what happened with the family and the case has been referred to the health ombudsman.

Jenny Leggott, deputy chief executive and director of nursing at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said: "We are deeply sorry and apologise unreservedly to Mrs Duggan's family for the shortcomings with the care provided.

"We have investigated the concerns raised and have assured the family that we will do everything possible to avoid future occurrences of the difficulties they brought to our attention."


From Belfast Telegraph