"Ambulance not called for dementia patient"
About: City Health Care Partnership CIC / GP service (out-of-hours) City Health Care Partnership CIC GP service (out-of-hours)
Posted by englandsrose (as ),
An out of hours GP attended my mother at her HICA care home and diagnosed she had a stroke but an ambulance was not called. Neither did HICA care home. I arrived at the home and dialled 999. She died in hospital 10 days later. When I spoke to the GP and asked why they didn’t ring for an ambulance, they replied to me because she had advanced dementia. I was then accused of harassing the, and they then put the phone down. I had seen the NHS advert on TV many times act fast if you suspect a stroke and dial 999.
I have contacted the NHS to ask if this is acceptable, but I do not believe I have had any comment from them. I think this is just typical.
I wonder where this leaves dementia patients who have a stroke. As I feel as if this out of hours GP and the care home did not care for my mother.