Jails care for criminals better than hospitals care for our elderly

Jails care for criminals better than hospitals care for our elderlyThe devastating verdict of an ex-prison chaplain whose 87-year-old mother was patronised and neglected on an NHS ward

Woman on a mission: Former prison chaplain Jo Jacques is surrounded by mementos of her mother

Woman on a mission: Former prison chaplain Jo Jacques is surrounded by mementos of her mother”s life

Suffering: Jo, left, with her mother, Jane Dixey who was treated appallingly in geriatric care, this picture was taken in 1989

Suffering: Jo, left, with her mother, Jane Dixey who was treated appallingly in geriatric care, this picture was taken in 1989

Happier times: Jane on her wedding day in 1949. As a young Wren during World War II, she played an instrumental part in the Enigma code-cracking team based in Stanmore

Happier times: Jane on her wedding day in 1949. As a young Wren during World War II, she played an instrumental part in the Enigma code-cracking team based in Stanmore

Family values: Jane with her grandson Thomas in 2008. She died earlier this year after a four-week stay in a horrifying rehabilitation unit

Family values: Jane with her grandson Thomas in 2008. She died earlier this year after a four-week stay in a horrifying rehabilitation unit

Jo says:

Jo says: “I didnt want compensation or heads to roll, I just wanted an apology and an undertaking that steps would be taken to restore some compassion, respect and dignity into the care of old people”