"Last hours of life on AAU"
About: Frenchay Hospital Frenchay Hospital Bristol BS16 1JE
Myself and my family feel very upset about the way my 82 year mother was treated in her last hours of her life. She was admitted on to the AAU ward at around 5a.m. It seemed she was the only person on that ward that was gravely ill. We were told by the consultant that she had Pulmonary embolisms and that the next 24 hours would be crucial. We feel at that stage she should have been put in a side room or somewhere other than being surrounded by all the other patients, sat around chatting about the weather and what their lunch was like, whilst my mum was hooked up to a machine with tubes in her arms and struggling to breath. The medical staff did all they could for her, but sadly she passed away a few hours later on that ward with the curtains around her. I feel it must have been very upsetting for the other patients as it was for all of us.