My sister (Carole Laing Stewart) was over medicated to the point that she could not even say her own name. She was kept in a secure unit for more than a year after we were told she was fit for release. She was then admitted to the main hospital where she passed away aged just 51. I begged the doctor to look at her physical health but he refused to talk to me because there was a power of attorney involved. They knew Carole didn't want her any more but they made her keep her on and even got her to validate the document whilst I was told she lacked capacity.
As well as that I was accused of stealing thousands of pounds from her and called a thief without there ever being an investigation. I tried to get the police involved but they said as I had no proof of a theft there was nothing I could do.
The doctor in charge of her care and her social worker both failed in their duty of car toward her and paid no attention when I pleaded them to stop giving her more drugs. I was told they weren't prepared to discuss it with me despite Carole telling them she wanted me involved in her care.
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