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TOPIC: Terminally-ill woman died 11 days after agencies withdrew care

Terminally-ill woman died 11 days after agencies withdrew care 26 Feb 2018 12:12 #6325

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A council has been forced to launch an inquiry into the death of a terminally-ill disabled woman, after a public meeting heard how all her personal care had suddenly been withdrawn just a few days before she died.

Portsmouth City Council was shamed into acting after councillors heard how 18 different care agencies withdrew their services from Anne Savidge (pictured) on 10 December, because of claims that she had been verbally abusive to care workers.

In the following few days, the council appears to have abandoned her without any back-up personal care.

Although Savidge, who had no close relatives, continued to receive healthcare treatment from a district nurse, all the council-funded help she had been receiving with washing, dressing and toileting, and support with food and medication, was withdrawn.

Just six days later, she was rushed to hospital, where she died on 21 December.

Source: Disability News Service

Terminally-ill woman died 11 days after agencies withdrew care 26 Feb 2018 14:16 #6327

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Quote: because of claims that she had been verbally abusive to care workers.

And no doubt there would be reasons behind this behaviour. Mental health, pain, annoyance at being ignored, her daily routine being messed with.....people know the consequences of their actions, but to withdraw care needs for someone who would perish as a direct result is a failure of duty.

Terminally-ill woman died 11 days after agencies withdrew care 26 Feb 2018 14:56 #6328

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I want to call it premeditated murder, COD.

They knew, or should have know, the consequences of their actions.

And as you say, there were reasons behind her behaviour ...mental health issues. Instead of supporting the lady and working with her MH issues, they may have killed her because of them and the cost £ of support.

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