"Withholding appropriate treatment (end of life..."

About: West Suffolk Hospital

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Assuming patients wishes are to withold treatment in cancer patient with an infection .Patient and relatives having to be very assertive to enable treatment to proceed. Consantly badgering patient to have a do not resusitate decision on notes ,despite patient and family wishes against this being made clear.

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Response from West Suffolk Hospital

We are extremely sorry to hear about your experience and would urge you to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison (PALS) service to discuss issues in order that we may make further investigations. Please contact 01284 712555 or email PALS@wsh.nhs.uk as soon as possible. Thank you.

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