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Re: [IPk] hyperglycaemia and encephalitis

Good for David! I'll bet that clinical director was fuming, a very
sarcastic 'unlucky' to her

On 26/06/2011, Brenda Cookson <email @ redacted> wrote:
> we had great fun on the ward today. It's a long story but they wanted to
> move
> all 5 patients from his bay in order to admit 5 women and they wanted all 5
> blokes to go in different wards. They put their foots (feet) down and the
> Bed
> Manager came to see them. She then called in the Clinical Director and came
> back with her, by which time I had arrived and walked into the middle of the
> kerfufffle. They managed to all stay together and also have forms explaining
> the complaints procedure. I did stick my oar in, as did the wife of another
> patient, but the decision was largely overturned because of what the other
> patient and David said. David always seems as though he is not the most
> assertive of people but I was so proud of him today. He spoke up for the
> most
> vulnerable patient on the ward who was being moved without even being
> consulted. The Clinical Director made a point of sayying that she had had to
> make a special journey as she doesn't work on Sundays - if she was looking
> for
> sympathy she had come to the wrong place lol!
> Daviid is writing his complaint out tonight and I am going to type it for
> him.
> Brenda, mum of David, 22
>> Subject: Re: [IPk] hyperglycaemia and encephalitis
>> To: email @ redacted
>> From: email @ redacted
>> Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:31:26 +0000
>> Hi brenda
>> Well there was a tendency to attribute everything to someone's'diabetes
>> but
> it
>> went the opposite way
>> And so many of the medical staff know so little of type 1-they don't
> recognise
>> the urgency when there's'a crisis
>> Difficult for you to muscle in when david is 22 but you can keep asking
>> pertinent questions and move if things get really risky
>> Sorry about your stillbirth-i lost a child of a week old and had all sorts
> of
>> treatment thrown at me when i was suffering plain old fashioned grief
>> Best
>> Christine
>> .
> .
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