"She should have been transferred to palliative care"
Posted by john13 (as ),
My wife died 2 ½ years ago with lung cancer but was in a stroke ward at the Victoria for 4 months and should not have been. She should have been transferred to palliative care.
She did not get the treatment she needed but also this was not fair on the nurses as they were not trained to care for patients with terminal cancer.
When she was transferred to St Andrews the palliative care was great.
I think the NHS are wonderful and what happened with my wife is now history. I don’t want apologies but would like to know that a terminally ill patient will not spend 4 months on a stroke ward again.