"Mixed messages regarding seeing dying relative"
About: Perth Royal Infirmary / General Medicine Perth Royal Infirmary General Medicine PH1 1NX
Posted by GGJ (as ),
Mixed messages regarding seeing dying relative receiving end of life care.
My grandmother was admitted to hospital over a month ago as she fell and broke her leg. Since then she had a heart attack and developed peumonua. We have been told antibiotics are not working and she is recieving end of life care. She had a stroke in December and had not been home long, her carers had been pulled 2 weeks before she had her fall due to COVID-19.
My mother has asked to see my grandmother one last time she was first told this would not be possible but then was told she would be allowed 1 hour at some point when they see fit.
My mother was asked to pick up my dying grandmother's washing today and bring her fresh clothes. She went to A&E and asked to see my grandmother, the nurse said no. She went back upstairs and brought someone else down. Who said the nurse who said she would get to see her mum before she passes for it wrong. I have read on NHS Greater Glasgow that there are exception allowed for visiting: 1. End of life care. 2. Birthing partners. 3. Children in hospital. I understand Greater Glasgow is not NHS Tayside. However, this is basic human rights.
I understand the need to keep staff safe and other patients but your staff came down stairs to collect clothes from my mum not wearing any masks and did not keep their distance, and bringing in clothes from outside a hospital, again this is contradictory. These nurses are going back to the ward where my grandmother is currently dying.
All my mum would like is to say goodbye to my granny and be there in person one last time. That is not alot to ask.