Hospital compensates patient's family for failure to act on 'living will'

A hospital has agreed to pay GBP45,000 compensation to the family of an 81-year-old woman whom it kept alive for nearly two years by feeding her through a stomach tube, even though she had previously signed an advance directive requesting the contrary.

The George Eliot hospital in Nuneaton mislaid Brenda Grant's 'living will' in the middle of a sheaf of medical records, and became aware of it only when her GP notified them.

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