Jakob Dik is homeless, he is a drug addict and he need help with a large wound on his leg.
Jakob was treated at the local public hospital. He was honest with his drug addiction and the hospital made sure to isolate him from the other patients.
None the less the hospital evicted Jakob when he was caught taking drugs in a private bathroom. Even though his injury had nearly cost him his leg, and he needed rest and care in order to recover.
The hospital provided Jakob with a wheelchair, which he couldn't operate on his own, an electric pump to remove fluids from his leg wound and a bag of different utensils for the pump and wound. They didn't show him how to use the pump or the things in the bag and so Jakob was forced to figure it out on his own. Constantly at risk of loosing his leg if he didn't use the pump properly.
Usually when a person needs care after a complex treatment it is the job of the local authorities to insure that they get it. But in Jakobs case they didn't. Instead one of Jacob's friends has tried to help him, but she doesn't have the means to insure that he gets proper care.
Is this really a fair way to treat a man? Judge for your self.
The story was published in the Danish homeless magazine "Hus Forbi" in their july edition.