War hero’s payout over ‘terrible’ treatment

First published in Harrogate & Ripon news

THE family of a war hero who underwent amputations after receiving “terrible” treatment at a Royal British Legion care home in North Yorkshire has received a five-figure payout.

Grandfather-of-six David Jones, who served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, was admitted to hospital nine times after becoming a resident at Lister House care home in Ripon – one of six Poppy Homes nationwide.

The 88-year-old dementia patient had surgery to amputate his toes and treatment for infections, pressure sores, hypoglycaemic attacks and blood poisoning after several instances of negligence at the home and at Harrogate Hospital between August 2008 and July 2009.

An out-of-court settlement was received from the care home and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation.

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