"discrimination against disabled"
About: Good Hope Hospital Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by Anonymous
my daughter was admitted to good hope via casualty she had pneumonia and a punctured lung. she was on intravenous antibiotics which started on friday night. she struggled and on saturday lunchtime it was thought she may have to go to theatre so she could have a tube inserted to help her breathe. ent consultant, registrar, intensive care staff were all in agreement they were all arranging theatres etc. a consultant who we have never seen before appeared told us our daughter wasn't going to theatre with all her disabilities and would just have pallitive care the antibiotics weren't working (she had only had 2 doses by then) i asked if there was another antiobiotic no there was not they only used this particular one? my husband asked if he meant she was to die in the near future yes within 12 - 24 hours. she survived the next 24 hours and we asked for her to be tube fed as we didnt want her to starve to death. she has now been discharged and is still poorly but the emotional trauma it caused for our family was horrific. no one seemed to know who this consultant was or why he could override everyone elses decision