My first report will be about Kane Gorny, he was a 22 year old man who died in hospital through dehydration. Kane Gorny made a 999 call to inform Police, as he was so thirsty, however, nurses and doctors at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, South London ignored his basic human needs and rights and tragically he died the very next day, only 3 days after he had arrived.
When Police came to the scene nurses stated that Kane Gorny was in a confused state so the Police left. The unsafe practices that arise in this case are that the doctors and nurses had neglected a patient who was in their care through failing to give him medication, failing to give him water and failing to check his fluid and sodium levels. NHS staff also failed to read his care/medical notes to know that he had a complex condition, this being, Kane survived a brain tumour in 2008, however, his pituitary gland, which regulates the fluid levels in the body, was affected due to this. He was prescribed medication to help him to retain water. Kane also had a hip replacement in 2009 due to weakened bones as an effect of being put on steroids to replace lost hormones. NHS staff also were extremely insensitive, one of the doctors who saw Kane in the Hospital asked if he was ‘coming off booze’ and another example of this insensitivity and incompetence was when a nurse asked his mother, who was sitting with Kane’s dead body: ‘have you finished? Can I bag him up now?’
When devastated mother recalls being told by one of the nurses: ‘Don’t worry, he’s in good hands- we’ll look after him.’
The views on this issue are that NHS staff were incompetent, abusive and careless…. The opposite of what care staff should be. There was a concern raised that NHS are too ‘target driven’ and are also under a lot of...