Widespread outrage has been sparked by the case of an 88-year-old disabled pensioner left stranded in bed for 15 hours.
Readers inundated the Yorkshire Evening Post with angry comments after we revealed yesterday how a home care service had insisted on putting Lily Latham to bed at 6.30pm.
Because Mrs Latham is totally immobile, she was forced to stay there without even being able to get up to go to the toilet until her morning visit at 10am.
One of the widow’s carers found her sobbing in bed and the grandma said afterwards: “I have no dignity left now”.
Now Leeds MP Greg Mulholland, co-chair for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People, called the failures in care “disgraceful”. (more…)