Lack of awareness. That was the problem when the ambulance was unable to take Pauline Scott to hospital.
Coling Hardy representing MNDA in Berwick. (Motor Neurone disease awareness)
Pauline needed medical help after a fall. She had Motor Neurone Disease. Her brother, Colin Hardy, recalls that when the ambulance arrived at her Scremerston home it was not sufficiently equipped to cope with a patient imprisoned in her own body.
Instead, Pauline’s family had to transport her in their own specially-adapted car, with paramedics sitting in the back. The ambulance followed behind as Pauline was taken to Wansbeck hospital in Ashington.
Norfolk Hospice gets go-ahead after Government cash boost for care
ANDREW PAPWORTH Thursday, April 11, 2013
A new hospice designed to meet Norfolk’s growing need for end-of-life care has today been given the green light thanks to a £510,000 government grant.
The money, part of a £5.5m Department of Health fund to improve hospice facilities across the East of England, means The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House can now confirm it will go ahead with its long-awaited multi-million pound facility near the A148 at Hillington.
Richard Shaw, chief executive of the charity, said the new site is needed to meet the county’s ever-increasing demand for palliative care amid warnings that many people are not getting the care they need.