Antipsychotic medication administered for sepsis Warning: distressing content

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My grandmother died on 21 December from sepsis. Nan was so unwell and our family tried and tried to get her help. The only help she received was antipsychotic medication to try and calm her and stop her crawling around the floors of the facility. Without appropriate treatment, she progressed from delirium into septic shock and died.

My nan died in pain with bruises, carpet burns, agitated, confused, and begging us to go home. I’m still in disbelief!

Sue Kerwick

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