janetg 3 years ago
As if having husband dying of cancer wasn't bad enough, today I arrived at his ward at usual time (just before lunch) and since late afternoon yesterday, a sign on the door told me about the changes to visiting hours: one hour - 6-7pm. And that's after an hour's drive. He has been there for 4 weeks, is on DNR list and they are allegedly trying to get him into a nursing home. After a serious argument with a senior nurse, I was allowed in - but there was NO way that would work tomorrow. It appears new NHS 'rules' allows nothing for next of kin who cannot drive (with any hope of safety) at night. Is this happening everywhere? My husband is at Worcestershire Royal - and they had already finished off ANY confidence I had left.