"Lack of treament for dehydration"
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My mother was taken into hospital in a state of dehydration. She was left to dehydrate further for a week without any obvious treatment. She was finally transferred to Scarborough where she was a put on a drip. When I saw her the day she was transferred she looked as though she was on the point of dying. After two days on a drip at Scarborough she was much, much better. The staff nurse there asked, couldn't they have done this in Whitby? Continued dehydration at Whitby caused her to become mentally confused by day and to have nightmares at night. This was an avoidable situation.