LETTER: There's not enough care for our disabled

WHILE I recently underwent knee replacement surgery, my disabled wife was in the care of the services of a care agency.

On the first morning of her care she was placed into a wheelchair by a mechanical hoist for her normal daily activities.

Her wheelchair had a mechanical malfunction and she requested that she be placed into an alternative wheelchair.

This was refused, so she was left marooned in front of her bedside table in a wheelchair that could not be moved for six hours with only a drink bottle of water.

She missed breakfast, her morning tablets and lunch and she could not access toilet facilities.

If a dog was treated with such cruelty the culprit would be brought to the wrath of the justice system, but apparently cruelty to the disabled seems to be okay.

LAURIE BAKER

Walloon

 



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