"Elderly patients wishes"

About: Wycombe Hospital / Cardiology

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Very elderly patient with a major heart attack, had previously many times stated that they did not want to live on after such an event.

The surgeon took no notice of the wishes, and indeed, did not even inquire about the patient's wishes. The surgeon operated on the patient.

The patient was forced to live on for a further 4 weeks in great distress, both mentally and physically.

What happened to him was cruel, and beyond common sense and compassion I feel.

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Response from Anthony Banton, Patient Experience Manager, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear responder

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you have had a poor experience of our services. Please contact the PALS on 01296 316 042 pals@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk and we will be happy to assist you further

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