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.
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.
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