82 Year Old survived NHS 'care pathway' execution, went on cruise.




I'm finding old emails this morning by checking back over the last few weeks.  Here's another one which appears to have been missed.

David Turnbull sent -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223836/I-survived-death-pathway-Patricia-82-given-days-live-family-defied-doctors-gave-water-straw--shes-planning-world-cruise.html

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Her devastated family had been told Patricia Greenwood was dying.
Doctors at the hospital had removed all feeding tubes and drips and placed the 82-year-old grandmother on the Liverpool Care Pathway. Her children and grandchildren were told to say their last goodbyes.
But they said no. And after they defied hospital orders and gave Mrs Greenwood drops of water, her family helped her make a remarkable recovery.
Remarkable recovery: Patricia Greenwood, 82, pictured with daughter Tina and son Terry, survived the Liverpool Care Pathway
Remarkable recovery: Patricia Greenwood, 82, pictured with daughter Tina and son Terry, survived the Liverpool Care Pathway
Within hours, Mrs Greenwood was eating and drinking for herself and is now back at home and proud to call herself a Liverpool Care Pathway survivor. The former singer and pub landlady is planning to go on a world cruise, looking after her great-grandchildren at home and will attend her son-in-law’s 50th birthday party this weekend.
The hospital concerned has been paid more than £600,000 in the last two years to hit targets for the number of patients who die on the Pathway, according to documents uncovered by the Mail.


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