Patient’s corpse left in bed for eight hours; UK hospital blames shortage of staff


    New Delhi: When a patient is left unattended at a hospital, family members evidently feel hassled and concerned.

    Imagine the situation a family faced after a hospital in the UK left a deceased member on the bed in a ward for eight and a half hours straight.

    Ignored, the corpse lay untouched in the sweltering heat, while other people in the ward were left scandalised.

    One of the visitors of the patient, Helen Rega, said that the patient passed away at 7:00 am and by 3:30 pm, the body was still on the bed.

    According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, an orderly from the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff blamed shortage of staff during weekends for the patient being left the way she was.

    The employee went on to add that it was not surprising as it happened at a weekend when there was staff shortage and the body would have probably just stayed there if the bed was not needed by someone else.

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