She hangs in the harness.
Her eyes speak volumes.
For silent lips.
' It's jammed ' said one.
' It's bloody jammed, that's what I said
She hangs , her arm trapped behind a belt.
The steel frame jerks as the hoist lurches forward.
The wheels free from the sticky carpet.
Her head strikes the pulley.
'Christ, these sheets are stinking , ohh, bloody hell the mattress is rotten as well...' said the other.
'Never mind the bloody bed, the next shift will sort that out...lets have a fag...'
'...we'll only be a couple of minutes love...' a carer shouts.
As the door closes someone's mother falls to the floor.
"... In a three-year period, from April 2004 to April 2007.
HSE and local authorities received reports of approximately 92 incidents...
... involving falls to patients or service-users, in the health and social care sector...where a hoist or sling was involved...."