BOSTON’S PILGRIM HOSPITAL SHAMED BY DYING SKEGNESS WOMAN’S HEART-BROKEN FAMILY

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FAMILY and friends of a dying, cancer-stricken Skegness woman have slammed Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital after she was ‘kept apart’ from her disabled husband during some of her final days.

They have condemned the local NHS Trust after Susan Sims (53) was ferried between five different wards in 10 days, put in a wheelchair in the day care room despite being in “terrible pain”, and “prevented” from seeing her husband after he arrived outside normal visiting hours due to difficulties with his own disability.

A family friend has also rounded on the cleanliness of the area around Mrs Sims’s bed, after they had to move obstructions to get near her sink, and found it full of paper towels.

She also hit out at the state of Mrs Sims’s feeding tube, which she argues “stank, became black and the family had to demand that it be cleaned.”

The NHS Trust said it was “concerned to hear of any poor patient experiences” and that it was taking “every opportunity to learn from our feedback”.

l For the full story, see this week’s Skegness Standard - March 23 edition..