"the death of my elderly wife"

About: Queen's Hospital / Accident & emergency

(as a carer),

We went to accident and emergency and my wife was very ill she was severely compacted. She was seen after a long wait. Her medical history fully explained to the triage nurse was eventually seen by a doctor. She was in great pain he told her she had gastric enteritis and discharged approximately 3 weeks later after taking her back to queens she died.

I think if she had been seen earlier, she may not have died. I believe she should have been admitted when she first went to A and E. I have contacted the hospital and as to yet had no response to the out come of the investigation. She was 73 years young and my life. we were married 54 years and I loved her so much.

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Response from Siobhan Francis, PALS Officer, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

I was so sorry to hear about the death of your wife. As you are aware, the Trust is currently investigating this and we are keen to work with you to ensure that lessons are learnt and shared to prevent a recurrence.

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