Disabled woman ‘left to die’ after council cut all 18 of her care services.

Anne Savidge died just before Christmas (Picture: Anne Savidge)

A terminally ill disabled woman died days after her care services were cut by her local council, a disability rights campaigner claims.

An urgent investigation has been launched by Portsmouth City Council into the death of 64-year-old Anne Savidge after 18 care agencies contracted to look after her were cancelled days before Christmas.

The severely disabled former midwife was unable to leave her bed to eat, drink, or go to the toilet, but was left to fend for herself at her home in Southsea, Portsmouth.

Her care was axed on December 10 last year amid claims she had been verbally abusive to staff.

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Six days later she was rushed to hospital, where she died on December 21. The revelation was made by disabilities campaigner Geoff Holt, who was a friend of Ms Savidge and has now sparked an urgent investigation by the city council.


Zoe Drewett

18 Feb 2018 2:29 pm






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