Nick McDermott reports in The Sun – A great-grandad with dementia and Parkinson’s was left on a hospital trolley for 33 hours before he eventually died.
The bungled treatment of ex-factory worker Graham Philips, 66, was one of 163 NHS mistakes highlighted in a damning report.
Doctors dumped him in an assessment unit for 42 hours after abandoning him on a trolley.
Wife Sheila was eventually forced to take him home in Stoke, where he died two weeks later.
She said of his time at University Hospital of North Staffordshire: “His treatment was shocking. I didn’t trust them enough to leave him.”
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman studied a snapshot of complaints last year at hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes.
Basic errors led to delayed cancer care and needless deaths. In one case a patient was forced into private care on Christmas Day because a hospital discharged him.
The Ombudsman said: “These cases show the impact service failure can have.”