"Terrible treatment of mother who was dying"

About: Wycombe Hospital

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My mother, who had Alzheimer's disease, was admitted with advanced ovarian cancer. She was given very little respect and her relatives even less so. I was told I had no right to know about her treatment and had her record snatched out of my hand at one time. A social worker also told me that my mother was the only one who could make any decision about her care. She wasn't even sure where she was and just kept repeating that she wanted to be with my father, aged 95, who they thought more than capable of her terminal care. I was told by one Registrar "there's nothing I can do for her - I just want her out of my bed". We were also told that my mother had a right to know she was dying and so we asked that if this was the case that a member of her family was with her when this was done (not unreasonable?) Arrived on the ward to be told by a nurse that my mother was very distressed have been told that she would die immanently. A doctor had taken it upon themselves to just say to her - "well you only have a week or so to live - you are dying". She was then left on her own. Appalling treatment of all the family - I wouldn't leave my dog for treatment in Wycombe Hospital

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