Carer's Experience Medical Neglect

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Page modified July 2012.

6 February 2002 - July 2012

I, (Iain Robertson Stewart, an ex-carer in Glasgow, Scotland), have created this site to hopefully bring to the attention of carers the trouble that I experienced in trying to get the medical fraternity to correctly address the neglect of the health problems of my elderly mother. Since all knowledge is empowering, I believe that for carers to know of another carer's trials can help them to realise when the medical/caring professions are effectively working against the carer and the person being cared for.

In reproducing some of the correspondence that I exchanged with various bodies after my Mother's death in March 1998, I believe that the following account displays the disgraceful treatment of the elderly and of their carers within the United Kingdom.

From the Sunday Times article of 12 March 2000 reporting cruelty/neglect against elderly patients; my own misgivings regarding the circumstances surrounding my mother's care, especially in the last year of her life; and my belief that in the last five days in hospital there were serious failings on the part of the medical profession, I tried in vain to persuade the media to cover cases in detail. Apart from some journalists' cutting articles on the UK's treatment of the elderly, it seemed that the Press had the same mentality as the TV world in just looking for the next soundbite.

Since various attempts of charitable bodies and myself to get the Press to take note of someone prepared to talk have proved fruitless, I have decided to use "THE NET".

The letters have similarities, but added details, as I gained more information and new questions in experiencing the hassle of the NHS Complaints Procedure and the acquiring of my Mother's case notes, which show the collusion of Doctors against me.

I consider that this United Kingdom is despicable in that it claims to be a Christian state but appears unaware of its blasphemous breach of the Fifth Commandment.

Honour thy father and thy mother:
that thy days may be long upon the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee.


Site Map
providing access to any page with a précis of page details.
this opening page, with text links at the foot of this page and all sub-pages to five sub-page articles.
Age Concern
my letter to that Charity.
Sunday Times
my letter to Melanie Phillips, columnist and author.
my letter to Carers National Association with the sub-pages Carnats 1 to 12 accessed via the main letter's relative positions. The sub-pages are in resizable and re-positionable new windows, as all Excarex created new windows are; allowing them to be read in conjunction with the relative section of the main letter. They are accessible as full windows from the text links at the foot of the main letter and all sub-pages.
my complaint to that body. Text links are at the foot of the main letter and all sub-pages to the nine sub-pages containing the NHS complaints procedure of Local Resolution Stage 1 and Independent Review Stage 2, followed by the complaint to the Health Service Ombudsman; the subsequent Ombudsman's Report; my Comments page on aspects of hospital staff medical evidence; and the final letter to the Ombudsman.
a small selection of articles in the London Sunday Times which could be researched and these are only a few of the articles that I have kept. This Media page has three sub-pages accessed via text links at the foot of the page and all sub-pages; namely DailyMail, Books, and ScotPress with similar relevant material.
THIS PAGE IS NOT A LINKS FARM. It exists as a resources page to provide image and text links to NHS investigative websites, social networks, directories, search engines and social comment sites. A droplist provides further relevant links to charity sites and other search engines. There are links to the sub-pages Links Info and Links Direct. As advised by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C at I have created the sub-page to Links/linpag.html, namely Links Direct/lindir.html, wherein all links shown on can be accessed directly without involving JavaScript functions to open them in new windows.

Navigation through the site is simple. It is a logical progression in the order of the top and bottom navigation bars. On the Home page sub-pages, the bottom Back and Next buttons cycle through the sub-pages in numerical order. The first sub-page Back button returns to the Home page. The last sub-page Next button returns to Age Concern on the eight main pages.

In each CNA sub-page, the Main CNA button at bottom right returns you to that sub-page's relative position in the main CNA letter page which again gives access to the same sub-page in a new window.

Within the Ombudsman sub-pages, the bottom Back and Next buttons cycle through the time/date ordered sub-pages, with the Back button on Local 1a returning to the Ombudsman page, and the Next button on Final returning to Media on the eight main pages.

Within the Media sub-pages, the bottom Back and Next buttons cycle through the sub-pages. The first sub-page Back button returns to the Media page. The last sub-page Next button returns to Links page in the main buttons order.

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Iain R. Stewart, Ex-Carer

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