"Hurt and disappointed by care my husband received at hospice."
About: Caritas Christi Hospice Caritas Christi Hospice Kew 3130
Posted by Compassion needed (as ),
My husband was a patient at Caritas Christi Hospice, Kew early 2014. On more than one occasion, during a very hot spell of weather, he was apparently left with no water within his reach.
He was very weak and near the end of his life and was unable to reach forward or even pick up a glass. Many of his visitors would discover him in what seemed to be a very distressed state with a tray apparently well out of reach and it seemed no-one had taken the time to offer a straw to his mouth so he could take a little drink of water.
If someone had just come up to him and said 'just have a sip' I believe it would have made such a difference to his quality of care.
I was hurt and disappointed by the care that he received. A little compassion goes a long way.