23 February 2013 — A heartbroken widow says her husband was left to die alone and without dignity at King’s Mill Hospital after he was put on the Liverpool Care Pathway without consultation or explanation.
Barry Dickens was suffering from lung cancer and had been cared for at home by his wife Barbara (67) for the two years he had been battling with the disease.
When he suddenly went downhill in June last year he was taken into hospital.
Barry died just three days later, aged 67, after receiving what Barbara described as ‘appalling’ care.
Speaking about Barry’s treatment, Barbara, of Sherwood Street, Newton, said: “I was horrified and disgusted and upset. I thought, ‘he was not like that when he went in’.