From last Saturday’s Daily Mail. The story relates to the death of an elderly man in 2008, but it’s only just come to light because of recent revelations by a NHS ‘whistleblower’ who now faces financial ruin.
The full piece:
A frail pensioner died after being removed by security guards at Russells Hall Hospital in a shocking incident hospital bosses allegedly tried to cover up.
Grandfather Mohammed Yasin, 73, had become angry and upset when he was taken to A&E by ambulance after collapsing on a freezing November evening in 2008. The academic, whose family live in India, was taken outside in a wheelchair by guards at 1am and left alone at a bus stop.
Mr Yasin, who lived alone in Lye, West Midlands, was discovered dead just over four hours later by a passerby 50 yards from the hospital. Last night his friends said his death was ‘despicable’ and claim they were asked to keep quiet.
The Dudley Group said Mr Yasin’s friends were visited after his death by then chief executive Paul Farenden and a senior consultant. The trust denied the friends were told not to speak to the press.
At his inquest, registrar Dr David Raven said: ‘I would have assumed a taxi would be called or another method found.’ The coroner recorded an open verdict.