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Clacton: Husband calls for change after wife Linda died of neglect
12:00pm Sunday 24th February 2013 in News
A HUSBAND whose wife died after being neglected at Colchester Hospital is demanding improvements at the facility.
Linda Sears, 62, of Park Boulevard in Clacton, was admitted to Colchester General in May 2010.
She was bounced between wards without being treated properly for several days before suffering kidney failure.
Husband Anthony said: “She had been in there for five days getting progressively worse.
“She got very weak then had to be rushed to intensive care with kidney failure on the sixth day.
“The next morning they found a bed for her at King’s College Hospital, but she never came round again.”
Linda died on May 26 2010. A coroner ruled that neglect had contributed to the death.
Last year the hospital admitted liability and is currently negotiating with Mr Sears’ solicitors over compensation.
A hospital spokesman said the incident has lead to improved systems being implemented at the hospital.
Mr Sears said he wants to see more positive changes to the hospital.
He added: “This was absolutely devastating. It ruined my life.
“The only positive that can come from all this is for people to take notice and for the hospital to make positive changes as a result.”