I lost my Mum last year after she went into hospital with a broken arm and was left for three days without seeing a doctor. This led to sepsis which eventually killed her. I have constant guilt about this as I went to see her and knew something was wrong but when I questioned the ward sister, I was told she was just tired and would be fine. Unfortunately I chose to believe them and 2 days later she was dead.
There was an inquest and the hospital admitted liability but we only got a narrative verdict. Also, the doctor who filled in a incident report and dealt with my Mum on intensive care failed to show up at the inquest. I have never been told why he didn’t turn up and have even been warned by the hospital solicitor not to attempt to contact him. I have still so many questions, such as was anyone disciplined on the ward this happened on, but despite several letters and phone calls I have been told nothing. I have received an apology from the trust Chief Executive but nothing from anyone who actually caused this.
I know that nothing will bring her back but I feel I should be told this information. Surely someone must be held accountable and I have a right to know what they have done to prevent this happening again. Everyone I have contacted has fobbed me off in one way or another, the Chief Coroner who I contacted has flatly refused to even consider looking at the complaint I have regarding the inquest. I am the youngest of 4 children and I know I took this responsibility on because I think if I had done something she may still be here but I wonder how many times I can ask the same questions without getting anywhere. I would like to know if anyone has faced similar issues coming up against the system and whether I am just wasting my time in trying to get some answers. Thank you.