Rita Cronin, mother of Kane Gorny
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Dehydration death: How a hospital failed my son

A coroner has ruled neglect by medical staff contributed to the death of a man who died from dehydration while a patient in hospital.

Kane Gorny, who was 22, had been so desperate he called police to ask for a drink of water.

Officers were turned away when they arrived at St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Kane's mother, Rita Cronin, wants a corporate case brought against the hospital trust, which has apologised.

''Everybody along the way could have saved his life at one point,'' she added.

  • 16 Jul 2012
  • From the section Health
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