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"I remember in hospital on my medical notes [it said] this patient needs help to do basic needs...[But] the nurses who were looking after me, when I'd ask them for certain things they would look at me like 'Well, just get up and do it.' I mean, one got to the extent of [taking] me to the shower room to shower and refusing to take me back. "