"Caring for a palliative patient"
About: Glengarry Private Hospital Glengarry Private Hospital Duncraig 6023
Posted by Missing glasses (as ),
My husband was in Glengarry Private Hospital for a period of time. He is a terminal patient with cancer, Parkinson's and Alzeimer's. He was put in hospital by Silverchain. I visited my husband every day. At one point the staff had lost his hearing aids, because they seem to take them away, but thankfully his hearing aides were eventually found.
About a week before my husband left the hospital, I noticed his glasses were missing. I asked the staff every day about his glasses and was repeatedly told - oh they'll turn up. But they never did.
I got my husband out of the hospital and put him into a nursing home. I have contacted the hospital a number of times about his glasses, but feel as though they treat me like a silly old fool.
My husband can't walk and spends all day in his bed. He has been in bed for 9 weeks. Yes, he may be terminal, but he needs his glasses to be able to watch TV and read things. I have tried an old pair of glasses and over the counter glasses on him, but they don't seem to work.
The glasses that have been lost at Glengarry Hospital cost $150. The staff should have been able to keep his glasses where they could be found. If they can't find them they should have insurance or some other means to pay for a new pair.
My husband is a palliative patient who should be able to use his glasses to see considering he is unable to get out of bed or do much considering he is terminal.