Family's anger as mother left in pain

A woman from Merseyside says her seriously ill mother was forced to endure hours of agony after being sent home from hospital to spend her final days with her family.

The daughter of Patricia Spike, from Formby, says the medical help the family was promised only turned up when she threatened to end her mother's suffering herself.

Tim Scott reports.

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Woman waited hours for treatment

A Merseyside woman has been left devastated after her dying mother waited hours for medical help. Terminally-ill Patricia Spike had been sent home from hospital and her family were told she'd have all the care she needed but they claim she didn't.