A palliative patient who is a client of Community Palliative Care CGHS had to attend CGHS ED one night recently for uncontrolled symptoms. After assessment he was told he was able to be discharged home at 0200 but had no one to transport him. His wife who is also elderly was at home in bed so CGHS paid for a taxi to transport him. He did not have a house key as he thought he would get home earlier. Unfortunately when he knocked on the door his wife got up to answer the door and fell fracturing her hip and wrist. This gentleman had to break in and get an ambulance for her. He is a palliative patient who is unable to drive and has been unable to visit his wife while she has had her hip and wrist repaired in Traralgon. Perhaps sending elderly and chronically unwell patients home at this hour could be reviewed for obvious safety reasons.
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