Liverpool Care Pathway – Update

My mum suffered and died as a direct result of being placed and ill treated on the Liverpool Care pathway . Since positing the details of my complaint to Aintree University Hospital in January this year:
I sent the details to baroness Neuberger who included my mums case in the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway and sent me a copy of the panels findings and a letter thanking me for the participation of the review. As a result of the review the Liverpool care Pathway is to be stopped.
I received a reply from the hospital (six months later) The response to my complaint was just eight pages of apologies and no given reasons for my mums abuse.
I then wrote to the ombudsman because 8 pages of waffle and apologies from the Aintree University Hospital Chief Executive is not sufficient for what my mum suffered. Thankfully the ombudsman has agreed to take up our case - quite an accomplishment since in 2009/2010 over 11,000 cases were received and less than 400 were taken up by the ombudsman.
The solicitor is also preparing an application to the european court of human rights for a ruling that my mums human and civil rights were breached
There have been a couple of minor battles won but the war is just about to start.

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Comments

  1. PamfromTX

    Carol, first of all… I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing and for what she suffered while in the care of this particular nursing care facility. Wishing you and your family all the luck with the case.

  2. katelin

    So sorry to hear this, Carol. How awful for you to have to go through all of this struggle with them. ..I extend to you, my deepest sympathy on loss of your dear mother. (((hugs)))

    1. Carol1962

      aww thank you I appreciate your kind thoughts and words x. That is so kind. My life has changed beyond recognition since my beloved mum died and I miss her terribly. Since Mum died my faith in human nature has been restored, people – those I know personally and those I know from a distance and total strangers have been so kind and thoughtful and it is that, that has helped me cope.

      Carol x

      1. Ann_63

        Hi Carol my mum died under the Liverpool pathway if you would please contact me that would be great, thanks

        Ann x

  3. morvenna

    This is a sad story……just when our parents need to be cared for…..after working hard….this happens……so sorry…..xxxxxxxx M

  4. sunsip

    Good on you !! some people fear to challenge “authority” and the “big guns” so called…..But you continue fighting for your mums case because no one else will/letters of apology are NOT enouth!! I myself am a fighter of misjustice and will followyour case, good luck my support is with you xx

  5. Carol1962

    aww thank you all

    I appreciate your kind thoughts and words x. My life has changed beyond recognition since my beloved mum died and I miss her terribly. Since Mum died my faith in human nature has been restored, people – those I know personally and those I know from a distance and total strangers have been so kind and thoughtful and it is that, that has helped me cope.

    Carol x

  6. moggy

    Carol your mum was certainly blessed to have a loving daughter like u,I know u will carry on fighting and i wish u the best of luck.God bless xxxxxx

  7. Postman73

    Carol. As a lone fella here, let me just say, you go have satisfaction love. You’re obviously not the type to take this lying down, and that, i admire you for. Keep at them, and don’t let them fob you off with meaningless bits of paper. All power to you ! . Chin up. xx

  8. Carol1962

    Contrary to how I might appear I am not a strong person, have never been a fighter …a ranter at times ….opinionated at other times but never really a fighter.

    When my precious mum was suffering in hospital,I complained but I didn’t complain hard enough, I argued but I didn’t argue long enough, I shouted but I didn’t shout loud enough and I fought but I didn’t fight hard enough to stop what they were doing to my mum or to stop them from killing her I know I tried but I never tried hard enough, I did my best but my best wasn’t good enough.

    I have to fight now – I owe it to my beloved mum and I hope she can forgive me because I know I can never forgive myself

    1. PollyPie

      My dad suffered needlessly in hospital too, and died in 24 years ago.
      I had nightmares of the guilt that ate away at me, because I should have been strong enough to stop the suffering.
      I know the theory of getting rid of the guilt, but in practice I was unable to. After all this time I still have some guilt.

      Carol, I wish you the strength to forgive yourself, so you can continue to live a happy life. (((hugs))) xx

    2. yorkshirerose

      Carol please start to forgive yourself,I remember right at the begining of your Blog earlier in the year how you was eating yourself up about not doing enough for your mum no Daughter could have fought harder than you did,you was fighting the establishment and it was like hiting your head against a brick wall no matter how hard you pushed you was not going to break it down it took some one who now where to push and thank goodness they did.
      Your mum would be so proud looking down on you how hard you have pushed at that wall and she would be telling you to forgive yourself you could not have done more for her than you have done and start living your life now to the full.

      I do hope that you will now find the strength to forgive yourself for something that was not your fault and start living a happy life as your mum would have wished you to.

      I do hope that this all makes sense to you,I am not very good at righting things like this. ((((hugs))))))xx

  9. henry1234

    Dear Carol,.
    As a family we understand how you feel, our Mother also at this hospital.
    I ask you please to make contact, I would like to meet with you, and discuss, and to come together as a group and an alliance.

    I do hope you make contact soon.