Hull hospital sent OAP home in pyjamas

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Published: Friday 12th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A Hull hospital has sent home a 90-year-old dementia sufferer wearing just his pyjamas, prompting a complaint from the man’s family.

Hull Royal Infirmary staff discharged Cyril Naylor into a taxi without telling his relatives.

Linda Russell, his daughter, claims the family had been told that he would be returned in hospital transport and were shocked when he arrived in the taxi.

Ms Russell thinks that Mr Naylor, who also has mobility difficulties, should not have been allowed to travel home alone. She said that staff should be told of the dangers associated with just allowing people to leave hospital in this manner.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust admit that areas of Mr Naylor’s discharge had fallen “below standards”. A Trust spokeswoman said that it had spoken to the patient’s family. She said that patients retain some control and have a choice over how they get home.

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Published: Friday 12th December 2014 by The News Editor

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