August 18, 2008
Dead Body Left in Ward Bed for 7hrs ; HOSPITALS
A DEAD body was left in a hospital ward for seven hours in view of shocked patients and visitors.
Patients in neighbouring beds were even served meals as the corpse lay propped up on pillows from 11am to 6pm.
Visitor Christine Martin, whose husband David was in the next bed, said curtains were left "open sufficiently for me to see this man, whom we had got to know, lying dead, face uncovered, propped up on white pillows."
Dead patients are usually put in single rooms where they can be seen by family.
NHS bosses apologised but said no private rooms were available at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow last June.
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