A hospital is under fire for feeding a life-long vegetarian patient meat as she lay helpless in bed. Despite her family’s pleas, staff fed it to frail and confused Dorothy Leese, 87, for two weeks. And yesterday a probe into what went wrong was under way at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Mrs Leese’s daughter, Tina angrily hit out: “When I raised her diet with staff I was made to feel I was being a nuisance. “It is almost as though they’re saying, ‘She’s a vegetarian – so what?'” Mrs Leese feels so strongly about animal rights she has never worn leather. Tina added: “I haven’t got the heart to tell Mum what they’ve done because she’d be devastated.”

Vegetarian patient Dot, 87, fed meat by hospital