Palace of Care – Apology

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“Ma’am if I had known that your husband would die within three days I wouldn’t have sent him anywhere. I would’ve kept him in hospice and looked after him. I’m sorry we decided to transfer him as we thought he still had weeks left to live.”

“It was hard to understand after all he’d done for hospice.”

“I am so sorry, I wish I could’ve known exactly how long he had left. We could only make the best decision we could with the information we had at the time.”

“We found a place for him and they admitted him into the hospital section. They didn’t have a bed for him, only a mattress on the floor. He went in on Friday, and he died on Monday, still on the floor. A horrible place. I’m not surprised they are not doing well.”

“I’m very sorry.”

“It’s not your fault.”

“He was a lovely man. During his first admission, I thanked him for what he had done for hospice.”

“He was the loveliest man. He wanted to help out our community.”

“He certainly did that. Thank you for your ongoing support over the many years.”