Hi, if anyone reads the Sunday Telegraph there will (should) be a few lines about my (late) wife Christina and my complaint to the Ombudsman regarding her treatment...well some of it.
The Patients Association are going to highlight part of it in a report they are doing about the PHSO, and without going into long detail my complaint centred around the following:
Our original Oncologist basically gave up on us after 1st recurrance, telling us not worth having more treatment as it wont work. So we battled her (Onc) as well as the cancer, ended up at the Marsden (no complaints and great help) - but fate took us back to our original Onc.
Basically this Onc didnt advise us when Christinas CA125 took a massive drop so we missed out on continuing a particular treatment, wouldnt do a scan to see what was happening and 2 months after seeing Christina and saying she was very well - took it upon herself to stop treatment without having seen my wife since saying she was very well, wrote to the Marsden, our GP and community nursing to say that Christina was too frail for further treatment (at that stage she wasnt), no treatment would work etc etc.....as i say this was done without our knowledge and without the Onc actually having seen my wife for over 2 months. When we found this out and asked for a referral to a Prof that said he would see and treat Christina....our Onc wouldnt refer her and subseuently Christina went into a big depression and kinda gave up.
So thats the basis of why i complained.....the PHSO have done everything except to look at the facts and i am currently waiting for a review from them, though i wont be holding my breath.
Take care one and all