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Dying hospital patient phoned switchboard begging for a drink after nurses said no

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A patient desperate for a drink of water had to telephone the switchboard of the hospital he was being treated in to beg to see a doctor.

Derek Sauter, 60, used his mobile phone to request medical attention after his pleas for help were ignored.

But when the doctor arrived he was turned away by ward nurse Caroline Lowe, who said Mr Sauter was “over-reacting” and threatened to confiscate his phone.

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