Thursday, 30 May 2013
The latest harrowing tale from Tameside hospital
A grieving husband has told how he phoned the police because his seriously-ill wife couldn't summon help from nurses from her hospital bed. Paul Callan, 54, says he made panic phone calls after his wife Bridget called him from Tameside Hospital to say she feared she was about to go into a ‘diabetic hypo’. Mrs Callan called her husband to say she had been pressing her emergency buzzer to try to get a drink for 20 minutes.
Tragically Bridget, who had been admitted for a chest infection, died four days later. The great-gran of seven passed away from chronic heart failure and lung disease – and an infection of C-difficile she had picked up during her week-long stay in Tameside. Mr Callan said: “What happened to Bridget in Tameside was terrifying. She rang me around 4am one morning and said she had low blood sugar. Read more here: Manchester Evening News
Another tragic case to add to the already scandalously long list of tragedies at this hospital. I am sure most people would be filled with dread should they be informed they are to spend time at this hospital as an in patient. Not only was Mrs Callan unable to summon help, also note that she become infected with C-diff while in the hospital being treated for a separate problem - so sad, RIP Mrs Callen. Tameside Citizen