FAMILY OF NURSE WITH EBOLA SAY SHE WAS TREATED DIABOLICALLY

first_imgThe family of nurse Pauline Cafferkey have said doctors “missed a big opportunity” to spot she was ill with Ebola again.Nurse Pauline Cafferkey whose family are from Co Donegal.The medic, who is a cousin of soccer star Packie Bonner and has many relations in West Donegal, was told she only had a virus when she recently attended a clinic.Toni Cafferkey said it was “absolutely diabolical” the way her sister — who originally contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone last year — had been treated. Pauline Cafferkey, 39, was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on Tuesday after feeling unwell.She has since been flown to the Royal Free Hospital in London where she is being treated in an isolation unit.Toni revealed that her sister had gone to a GP out-of-hours clinic at the Victoria Hospital in Glasgow on Monday night — but the doctor who then assessed her diagnosed a virus and sent her home.She said: “At that point me and my family believe they missed a big opportunity to give the right diagnosis and we feel she was let down. Instead of being taken into hospital, she spent all of Tuesday very ill. I think it is absolutely diabolical the way she has been treated. Toni added: “We don’t know if the delays diagnosing Pauline have had an adverse effect on her health, but we intend to find out.”NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “Her management and the clinical decisions taken based on the symptoms she was displaying at the time were entirely appropriate.”FAMILY OF NURSE WITH EBOLA SAY SHE WAS TREATED DIABOLICALLY was last modified: October 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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