Fam­ily crit­i­cal of stan­dard of care given to dad-of-two

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - NEWS - By Ed McCon­nell em­c­connell@thek­m­group.co.uk @EdMcCon­nel­lKM

The fam­ily of a much-loved fa­ther-of-two has crit­i­cised a hospi­tal trust for the care he re­ceived in the days be­fore his death.

An­drew Wil­son, of Hunt­ing­ton Walk, Shep­way, needed daily dial­y­sis, but af­ter be­ing ad­mit­ted to Maid­stone Hospi­tal suf­fer­ing from sep­sis, he went for three days with­out the life-sav­ing treat­ment. He died 11 days later at Kent & Can­ter­bury Hospi­tal aged just 51.

Mr Wil­son, who suf­fered from chronic kid­ney dis­ease and car­dio-re­nal fail­ure, re­ceived nightly peri­toneal dial­y­sis at home which was out­sourced by K&C’s re­nal unit to pri­vately run Bax­ter.

The com­pany’s spe­cially trained staff are not al­lowed to ad­min­is­ter treat­ment at hos­pi­tals and there were no NHS staff avail­able to pro­vide it. Dial­y­sis was given when he was trans­ferred.

While an in­quest heard the lack of dial­y­sis did not cause Mr Wil­son’s death, as­sis­tant coro­ner Alan Bluns­don last week is­sued a Reg­u­la­tion 28 re­port de­mand­ing ac­tion from East Kent Hos­pi­tals Trust to en­sure the shock­ing sit­u­a­tion doesn’t hap­pen again.

Now the for­mer me­chanic’s son Nathan has spo­ken out about the stan­dard of care his fa­ther re­ceived in July, 2015.

The 20-year-old said: “While they said not hav­ing dial­y­sis didn’t play a part in dad’s death we don’t un­der­stand how any­one can go for three days with­out the treat­ment. This should never have hap­pened.

“The as­sis­tant coro­ner was very good but his hands were tied by the med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion given to him but we think an­other doc­tor may have had a dif­fer­ent opin­ion.

“The hospi­tal knew when he ar­rived he couldn’t have dial­y­sis. He should have been trans­ferred there and then but it was not deemed a med­i­cal emer­gency as his blood tests were okay.”

Mr Wil­son, who grew up in East Far­leigh and worked with his brother Ni­cholas at West Far­leigh’s NW Au­tos, was de­scribed by Nathan as a hu­mor­ous man who was al­ways do­ing the best for him and brother Daniel, even when he was ill.

The mo­tor­bike and darts en­thu­si­ast was ex­tremely close to his brother Ni­cholas, who died from can­cer just weeks be­fore his death.

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An­drew Wil­son’s fam­ily has crit­i­cised the care that the fa­ther-of-two re­ceived at Maid­stone Hospi­tal

An­drew Wil­son died aged 51

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