Disabled woman ‘left alone’ with broken leg

Disabled woman ‘left alone’ with broken leg

Disabled woman ‘left alone’ with broken leg

First published in Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A DISABLED woman has said she is living a ‘nightmare’ after not being offered help at home after breaking her leg.

Rose Ketley, of Stourview Close, Mistley suffered the broken leg on December 7 and was taken to Colchester hospital where she was given a full leg cast.

Rose, who had polio as a child, has not been offered help at home by the NHS.

She has to rely on a friend to help her out of bed and help her to the toilet.

She said: “I asked the hospital for some support services – someone to come in at lunchtime and make sure I am alright.

“But I was told I was not entitled to it.

“They wanted me to stay in hospital – but I am not ill, I have a broken leg."

A spokesman for Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said: “This is the first time that we have heard of her concerns and we would encourage Ms Ketley to contact us so that we can carry out a full investigation."

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