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Great-grandmother with Parkinson’s repeatedly left lying semi-naked in soiled bedding by carers in weeks before her death

By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

Published: 12:41, 6 September 2014 | Updated: 16:39, 6 September 2014

Doris Paver, who is said to have died in squalid conditions at St James’s Hospital in Leeds after staff failed to monitor her care

  • Staff at St James’s Hospital failed to monitor the care given to Doris Paver
  • Claimed she was stripped of dignity and left semi-naked in soiled bedding 
  • Concerns also raised about her feeding tube and failure to control her pain
  • The 79-year-old also developed pressure ulcers and bed sores 
  • Family have been awarded a four-figure pay out after consulting solicitors
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust say they hope to learn from their failures

A great grandmother who suffered from Parkinson’s disease was repeatedly left semi-naked in soiled bedding by hospital carers in the weeks leading up to her death.

West Suffolk: Husband’s love helps keep Dorothy’s dementia at bay

Brian Atkinson and his wife Dorothy are backing our Forget Me Not campaign

Emma Brennan West Suffolk chief reporter
emma.brennan@archant.co.uk
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
10:00 AM

Brian Atkinson and his wife Dorothy are backing our Forget Me Not campaign 

During the past six years of their long and happy marriage, that promise has certainly been put to the test after Mrs Atkinson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008.

Two years later, the condition developed into Lewy bodies (DLB), a type of dementia that shares symptoms with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Since then her memory has been deteriorating progressively.

Mr Atkinson, 86, who is supporting our Forget-Me-Not campaign for West Suffolk Hospital, said: “Dorothy can remember family history and things like that, but not what happened two hours ago.

Widower forced to pay carer £3,500 compensation because his wife died

Widower forced to pay carer Jayne Wakefield £3,500 compensation because his wife died

A 77-year-old widower has been forced to pay £3,500 compensation to a carer who was ‘unfairly dismissed’ after his wife died.

A 77-year-old widower has been forced to pay £3,500 compensation to a carer who was 'unfairly dismissed' after his wife died.

George Lomas from Scholar Green, Stoke, with a picture of his wife Rose Photo: Newsteam

A widower will have to pay out £3,500 in compensation after the carer he treated “like a daughter” brought a claim against him for unfair dismissal when his wife died.

Jayne Wakefield, 55, had been working 30 hours a week to care for 76-year-old Rose Lomas, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, until her death in March this year.

But when George Lomas reduced the care worker’s hours following his wife’s death, Mrs Wakefield resigned, saying she had not been given enough notice of the change.

An earlier employment tribunal rejected Mrs Wakefield’s claim that he had breached their contract, but this was overturned on appeal.

“How was I supposed to give notice? You don’t have notice when your wife is going to die,” Mr Lomas said following the tribunal.

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