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Hospital bosses apologise for 'blunder' in elderly patient's final moments

The family of an 83-year-old woman from Harrogate woman say she was denied the right to die with dignity after her bed was moved twice in the minutes before she died.

Irene Simister died last week in Harrogate District Hospital. Her sons, Andrew and David, say she was moved - against the wishes of nursing staff - to make way for another patient.

They say staff claimed the move was financially motivated. Hospital authorities have denied that - but have issued full apology. Chris Kiddey reports.



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