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Transporting stage 4 cancer patient from home to visit wife in nursing home.

Cousin
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My uncle has stage 4 cancer which he has been fighting for over 5 years & is presently at home & bedridden. His last wish is to visit his wife of over 50 years, who is in a nursing home and is not mobile. Until my Uncle was admitted to hospital he visited her every day.   I am the patients nephew, his son is his carer . The son has been waiting for an 'assessment' from the doctor for many weeks with a view to arranging the visit to his wife. I visited yesterday and believe that we cannot wait.  Does anybody have experience of arranging & transporting a patient privately.

KTatHome
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Hello , welcome to the online community, I’m sorry to hear about your dilemma to reunite your uncle and aunt. I have no personal experience that will help in arranging this but I’m hoping I can put my thinking cap on to try and find the best places to give you a fair try. 

I’m hoping by reposting in the friends and family group that perhaps someone will have come across what you need to do although I’m not sure, here is a link to the group.

https://community.macmillan.org.uk/cancer_experiences/being_a_relative_/discussions

The Macmillan support line 0808 808 0000 which is open from 8am to 8pm might have some suggestions for you. 

Im sorry I can’t be more definite with a reply.

KT 

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daloni
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Hi 

The Ambulance Wish Foundation might be able go help

https://www.ambulancewishfoundation.org.uk/

I hope you can make this work. Good luck 

Cousin
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Many Thanks for this - it is much appreciated! I will persue this avenue as it looks very positive.

Kind Regards 

Cousin
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Hi. I cannot thank you enough for informing me about the Ambulance Wish.

After submitting our wish the visit took place on monday & has bought much joy to my Uncle, Aunt & all the family.

The visit was in fact filmed by the BBC & shown on the lunchtime news on monday!

Thank you once again.

Kind Regards

John (cousin)

daloni
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No way John! I’m so so so pleased. You have totally made my day. You should see the smile on my face

xx

daloni
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PS   John I found the bbc film. It was beautiful and brought a lump to my throat. You have a very special family