"My husbands 2 week stay at Tameside"

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My husband suffered with Parkinsons Disease, he was 84. He was very poorly and bleeding through his catheter. He was taken into rescusitation. The treatment he got their was fantastic but he was very ill and his blood pressure had dropped to I think 59. The staff managed to get his blood pressure higher and he started responding again but I and my family were told that he would not be rescusitated further. After a while he was transferred to an intensive care room for a couple of days and then he was moved into a Ladysmith ward I think it was number 43. He was their for about 10 days and the nurse said that he was well enough to come home. I requested to see the Doctor which I did, and he said the same but I refused to have him home as he was bleeding again plus he had the beginnings of pneumonia. He stayed on ward 43 for another day and then was transferred to the discharge ward 41. When I saw him their he was unresponsive and he staff were taking fluid out of his lungs. This is the man that the Doctor wanted to send home! The nurse said he should have been kept in the previous ward to be treated. Early the next morning my lovely Reg died. On his death certificate it said he died of - Bilateral Pneumonia - advanced Parkinsons Disease - Urosepsis with Hematura. This again is the man that the doctor wanted to send home. Disgusting and very upsetting, I know my husband was 84 and it probably was his time but I really do think that the older patients get put at the back of the queue for care.

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Response from Tameside General Hospital

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your Husband, and thank you for taking the time to share your experiencer via the NHS Choices website. I am sorry that you feel your Husbands care was varied and that communication was inconsistent and clearly unsatisfactory. If you would like to contact me to discuss your concerns further so that I can undertake an investigation I would be very pleased to hear from you. Kind regards John Goodenough Director of Nursing ‘’Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved? Please contact John Goodenough, Director of Nursing at John.Goodenough@tgh.nhs.uk

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Response from John Goodenough, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your Husband, and thank you for taking the time to share your experiencer via the NHS Choices website.

I am sorry that you feel your Husbands care was varied and that communication was inconsistent and clearly unsatisfactory.

If you would like to contact me to discuss your concerns further so that I can undertake an investigation I would be very pleased to hear from you.

Kind regards

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

‘’Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved?

Please contact John Goodenough, Director of Nursing at John.Goodenough@tgh.nhs.uk

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