A time that would have been remembered when the person I am going to write about now, was alive and in his prime.
In his day, God help the Nurse who allowed a patient in her care to get even a bed sore let alone lie in a soiled bed. These days Nurses demand porters to "turn" a patient in case they get a bad back and over 30,000 patients a year die as a result of dirty wards and practices by indifferent nursing staff and Doctors.
Whilst dying of old age, a 101 year old war hero, Brigadier John Platt who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his bravery in Battle whilst fighting to make a home fit for heroes, was send home to die in a nappy. Perhaps it would have been better for him to have died of the wounds he received in battle then live to see what happened to the country he fought and bled for.
This brave man, who had served Our Country so well was betrayed, degraded and humiliated by his treatment in Salisbury District Hospital. His earing aid stepped on, his false teeth gone "missing" and left to lie surrounded by soiled pyjamas.
Unable to feed himself he was discharged in a confused state and clutching just a bag of dirty clothes and died five days later.
His daughter-in-law Amanda described his treatment as ‘disgraceful’.
She added: ‘All that he had at the end of his 101 years was his dignity and they took that away from him.Do you think that a British National Party government would allow this kind of treatment of any of our elderly, let alone a War Hero? You know they would not.
‘You just don’t do that to people … I was so furious. I think respect in that situation is the same as compassion.
‘I just can’t believe that any hospital would keep excrement-covered clothing in a locker for five days. I got the impression this lack of attention must be endemic because it was so lightly treated.’
By now those responsible for this disgusting treatment would be queuing up in Job Centers during the day and doing community work cleaning public toilets in the evening and their pensions removed. They would not get away with the half hearted apology that they have now.
God forgive these people because the British National Party will not.
If you want decent treatment and fairness for the elderly then get up of your knees and fight back. Join the BNP or live in shame for ever.