It is a terrible tragedy that affected the Dijon University Hospital on Wednesday August 31. That day, a hospitalized septuagenarian died after going several days without eating, as reported by Bien Public. Indeed, the 77-year-old woman had gone to the Central University Hospital of Dijon to be operated on for a fractured fibula.

Before the operation, the health professionals had explained to the patient that she absolutely had to be fasting. Once there, her operation had been constantly postponed, being deemed “non-priority” by caregivers and she had been placed in a room. A message stating that she should not be fed was then placed on her door. After several days without eating, the septuagenarian who suffered from malnutrition had fallen into a coma, before succumbing at the end of August.

The family of the deceased filed a complaint against the Dijon University Hospital

Following the death of the 77-year-old woman, her relatives made the decision to file a complaint against the Dijon University Hospital. In this complaint, they accused the establishment of “abuse”. The daughter of the deceased also underlined the fact that her mother had called her several times on the phone, telling her about her mistreatment.

If the septuagenarian probably died because of an “act of negligence” on the part of the CHU, the Dijon prosecutor’s office opened an investigation following the filing of the family’s complaint. An autopsy was then performed and should shed light on the exact circumstances of the patient’s death.

The routine operation turns tragic: chilling revelations about the death of a woman forgotten by the nursing staff

Septuagenarian © Photo by Eduardo Barrios on Unsplash

Maria T.
Maria T.

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