We lost my step dad to cancer he fought for 4 years but went downhill in the latter 6 months we still thought he had a year left before he went to the hospice. My mum now believes they killed him is this true?
I am sorry to read about the death of your Step Dad, and how you had less time with him than you were hoping for. The aim of hospice is to provide the best quality of care and support to people living with a terminal illness and to provide round –the – clock expert care in the final stages of their illness. Your Mum is expressing concerns about the care/treatment your step dad received, has she had the opportunity to speak to the staff at the hospice about them? If she hasn’t done this it is ok to go back to them ask for an appointment to discuss her concerns.
If your mum is still feels things are unresolved after she has spoken with the hospice we have information that will explain her rights to complain about the care and/or treatment he received. This is a link to that information: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/being-there/practical-legal-matters/complaint
Marie Curie Support Line
I feel this is part of her grieving process. The hospice were fantastic from the cleaner to the doctors you couldn't ask for any better care. My mum is remembering things differently to me and I'm unsure how to answer her. We have both decided to take the counselling the hospice offers so I'm hoping that this will put her fears to ease.