An 83-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to a complete stranger’s home at a Boston hospital in the United Kingdom on Tuesday. A small incident that made his family very worried.
Joyce Wright, an 83-year-old woman, was hospitalized in Boston Hospital (United Kingdom) after a bad fall. She was taken by ambulance to a stranger’s home on Tuesday, still asleep after treatment at the hospital. BBC.
Paramedics reportedly used a security key to enter the home and put the eight-year-old to bed. It wasn’t until 8 a.m. the next morning that hospital staff realized the mistake, said Andy Wright, the patient’s son.
“It was dark and my mother was on painkillers and morphine and things were a bit confusing for her,” he continued.
A “very shocking” error
According to her account, hospital staff admitted that they had mistakenly taken Joyce Wright to another patient’s home, her roommate’s. “It’s really someone else’s bed, it’s not a nursing home,” insists Andy Wright.
The latter emphasized the “shocking” nature of the error and explained that the consequences could have been dire. Joyce Wright is now back in hospital.
For Andy Wright, the main reason for the error was the continued pressure from hospital staff and calls for a full investigation.
Hospital director Michelle Harris and the facility’s transportation director Joy Weldin expressed their “deepest apologies” following the error.
Lincolnshire Hospital Ambulance Service has launched an investigation into the incident.
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