Hospital death inquest

An inquest is underway after it is claimed that elderly dementia patient Joan Wood had been left to starve on a hospital ward in Sheffield.

Joan Wood inquest

A senior nurse has denied that an elderly patient with dementia had been left to starve on a hospital ward in Sheffield. It's been claimed that Joan Wood had not eaten for ten days before an operation.

The eighty three year old was said to be malnourished - which could have hindered her ability to fight infection. The coroner at her inquest said better nutrition would have helped. Chris Kiddey reports.