A meeting is set to take place at an Aberdeen care home after a cancer victim’s belongings were thrown out without her family’s knowledge.
The Evening Express reported on Saturday that Ethel Stuart, 63, of Torry, died at Fairview House in Danestone and, when her daughter Cheryl Bruce went to collect her belongings, staff said they had been given to charity.
Mrs Bruce said she was shocked by the revelation, particularly as one of the items was a treasured necklace that Miss Stuart’s granddaughter Niamh, 10, had given to her as a birthday present.
The funeral of Miss Stuart, who had suffered from brain cancer, took place at Aberdeen Crematorium on Monday and about 80 people attended.
Mrs Bruce, 37, of Bucksburn, said: “Staff have offered to meet me to discuss my concerns. I have absolutely no interest in meeting them as I am still utterly disgusted and heartbroken by the way they treated me and my daughter.
“My husband Ray said he will meet them.”
Barchester, which runs the home, has not said if it knows which member of staff threw out Mrs Stuart’s belongings and which charity they went to.
A Barchester spokeswoman said: “We take complaints very seriously and have been in correspondence with the family. Our team are currently investigating this issue as a matter of urgency.”