"Appalling care of my husband"
Posted by Bettina (as ),
My husband was 52 he was being treated for high blood pressure. He was told to take exercise and loose weight even though he was not overweight. He became very unwell over xmas 2008, i knew he should have been in hospital but our GP refused to get him into hospital. He has 5 chances to do this, he made comments like -buy a new pillow, take paracetamol, take two weeks off work!. He even asked what we were doing on new years eve to a man barely able to keep his eyes open. We took him by car to our local emergency care centre 13 miles away after i diagnosed a brain tumour myself. He was operated at Kings but no discussion about treatment was offered and nor was the option of a Gliadel wafer offered. We did know anything about this treatment until he had come home and we were given information via a booklet. The surgeon told me after nemerous letters that the treatment is experimental but I do not believe this is not the case. The surgeon also told me that if you do have this treatment you cannot have chem/radio which, after consulting Brain Tumour UK, I do not believe to be the case Follow up care my husband received was dreadful. He was refused access to hospice because he did not meet criteria. He spent time in an old peoples home at the end of his life. The whole episode has left me traumatised and i have been struck off our GP list.
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