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Family will sue NHS over string of hospital blunders in care of terminally ill Deal woman Brenda Jackson

20 February 2014
by Beth Robson

They claim she was supplied with injectable morphine without instructions on how and when to use it.

Brenda Jackson is making improvements under the care of her son Wayne (left) at home. With granddaughter Holly Wood.

Brenda Jackson is making improvements under the care of her son Wayne (left) at home. With granddaughter Holly Wood.

Kelly and Wayne Jackson said the series of blunders at the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital, Margate, had robbed them of their last few weeks with their mother.

Brenda Jackson, 69, from Stockdale Gardens, Deal, is diagnosed with lung, heart and spine cancer.

“They had packed morphine for us to inject, which she doesn’t need yet, but with no instructions on when and how much should be used.”

But before the family were given the one-month prognosis a month ago, the mother of four was made nil-by-mouth “unnecessarily” for almost three weeks, making her too weak to undergo a biopsy. When she was sent home, she had developed painful bedsores from her six-week stay. And the family were not given the end-of-life care plan nurses assured them they would have.

Wayne, 32, said: “I got home and I didn’t know what I should be feeding her.

“They had packed morphine for us to inject, which she doesn’t need yet, but with no instructions on when and how much should be used.”

For the full story - and the list of hospital blunders - see this week's Mercury. 

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