A husband was left devastated after a nurse told him his wife was dead - but he found her "fast asleep" in hospital an hour later. Frank Priddis, 63, was left grieving for his wife Sandra after nurses mixed up her details with another patient. Sandra was receiving treatment for bladder cancer when the family received the distressing call telling them she was dead and to come to the hospital.
Another family have come forward to tell their harrowing story of being told their loved one had died, only to find them alive later on. Last week, The Record reported that a hospital's bereavement team had called a woman leading her to believe that her cancer -stricken husband was dead. Now a second instance has been put on record, in which a husband was called to the same hospital to receive bad news never meant for him.
A husband was told by a hospital his wife had died — only to find her asleep on the ward an hour later. Devastated Frank Priddis, 63, was left grieving for his wife Sandra after nurses mixed up her details with another patient. Sandra was at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital receiving treatment for bladder cancer when her family received the distressing call from a nurse. And Priddis, a bus driver from Exeter, Devon, said he had to wait an hour to find out that Sandra was still alive.
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