Gosport sanatorium deaths: Nurses were ‘making patients comfortable’

Gosport nurse: ‘I didn’t feel we were murdering them’

A helper who worked during a sanatorium where some-more than 450 patients died after being prescribed dangerous doses of painkilling drugs has pronounced staff were perplexing to make them “comfortable”.

The patients were given a drugs inappropriately during a Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a news concluded.

The nurse, who does not wish to be identified, told a BBC she “didn’t feel we were killing” patients.

The report’s commentary have led to calls from families for an inquiry.

The eccentric row news found there was an “institutionalised regime” during a sanatorium from 1989 to 2000 of prescribing and administering “dangerous” amounts of a remedy not clinically justified.

It pronounced holding into comment blank records, a serve 200 patients might have also had their lives shortened.

‘Nurses classed as murderers?’

The nurse, who has now retired, pronounced during a time it did not seem like lots of people were failing prematurely.

“I suspect we was endangered though during a same time we was gratified these people seemed to be some-more comfortable.

“That’s what nursing is all about; creation certain people were comfortable.”

“I can’t contend that someone died too soon, we didn’t feel we were murdering them.”

The lady pronounced she and her colleagues lifted concerns with sanatorium managers in a 1990s about a use of a dangerous pain killers and a syringe drivers used to siphon them into patients

“I feel looking behind we cruise ‘did we do my pursuit properly?’. I’m certain we did. Are we nurses classed as murders?”

Asked what she would contend to kin of those who died, she said: “I would contend ‘I’m contemptible if we feel your desired ones have died in this way. we feel certain they were good looked after and we gave them all a caring we could. we did my best’.”

Former Gosport sanatorium alloy Jane Barton did her “best for her patients”, her father says.

So far, a usually chairman to face disciplinary movement has been Dr Jane Barton, who was found guilty of failings in her caring of 12 patients during Gosport between 1996 and 1999.

But no prosecutions were brought and she was not struck off a medical register, selecting to retire after a findings.

The late helper pronounced she suspicion Dr Barton was a “good woman”.

A matter review out on interest of Dr Barton progressing this week pronounced she was a “doctor doing a best for her patients” while operative in a “very insufficiently resourced partial of a health service”.

The Gosport Independent Panel’s news found whistleblowers and families were abandoned as they attempted to lift concerns about a administration of remedy on a wards, that was overseen by Dr Barton.

Following a recover of a news final week, Prime Minister Theresa May described events during Gosport as “deeply troubling” and apologised to families over a time it took to get answers from a NHS.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told MPs that military and a Crown Prosecution Service would inspect element in a news to cruise their subsequent stairs and “whether rapist charges should now be brought”.


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