QUOTE (mum2jp @ 16/11/2012, 09:30 PM)
We are in Sydney. He has been having a nurse come out but she said the doctor would have to order the oxygen as the doctor is the one who review meds ect. He has moved house moving to another area so after today Grandma and mum are thinking about asking for a transfer of his care to the hospital closest to them. It will save them traveling for appointments too.
- ask the home palliative care service if then can lend you a concentrator
- ask them or the pharmacy if you can hire a concentrator
- get him admitted to your local palliative care facility for a brief symptom management admission, they will arrange appropriate oxygen on discharge
-ask your nurse to take it to his//her boss to take it "upstairs"
- go higher up to the hospital.network that rejected your request.
You have not received a good service from this doctor and not all pall doctors are like this. Your request to get O2 to care for your grandfather at home is not only reasonable but should be applauded and supported.
also, politely, put a complaint in writing.