A nurse who tried to expose the scandal in which 650 elderly people were killed with overdoses was bullied and forced out her job.
Dedicated Sylvia Giffin was one of three nurses who warned hospital bosses in 1991 that elderly patients at Gosport were dying after being given powerful painkillers they didn’t need.
But daughter Penny Wilson says she was silenced as the death toll rose to more than 650 over 11 years.
Sylvia worked under disgraced Jane Barton, 70 – dubbed Doctor Opiate – who signed off prescriptions at the Hampshire hospital.
The former GP was yesterday believed to have who left the country with husband Tim after being visited by police.
An inquiry published this week revealed “a disregard for human life” at the hospital and “a culture of shortening the lives of a large number of patients” by injecting powerful doses of opiodes such as diamorphine, a medical form of heroine.