"Bad treatment of terminally ill"
About: The Great Western Hospital The Great Western Hospital Swindon SN3 6BB
My mother was admitted to GWH on 2nd Dec 2013, having had a brain seizure at home. She had been diagnosed with terminal cancer a few weeks before. The care she received from some of the nurses on Jupiter ward was wonderful but the consideration she received from some individuals was was disgusting. We were told that her contract with GWH had run out- what contract!!! Since when did you have a contract with a hospital when you are terminally ill? We were told that my mother could not stay in hospital and she had to go home. My mother needed 24 hour care at this point she could barely see and she was in pain and confused. She then contracted a water infection and was given penicillin which she is allergic to and was told this when she was admitted. It was only after about 4 days she had a red wrist band put on after been given the penicillin. She had another seizure and never really recovered. We got told she would need a morphine driver for pain relief. She never got it. She died on 28th Dec in pain. In this day and age this should not happen. Would I recommend GWH?... No never