Olive Goom
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Hospital apologises over pensioner's death

A London hospital has apologised after doctors withdrew life-prolonging treatment from an elderly woman without first consulting her family.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital put 85-year-old Olive Goom on to a programme designed to ease the suffering of patients in their final hours.

But her niece Marion Hebbourne said no-one from the family had been consulted before the pensioner was put on what is described as an "end of life care" plan.

  • 15 Oct 2012