CHARITIES COMBINE TO HELP PATIENT
Staff Reporter / 2012-07-02 22:16:15
At the request of the British Consulate, we at HELP Murcia Mar Menor, have been assisting a gentleman in hospital in Murcia. He has no family, neither here nor in the UK. We have had several meetings with the Social Worker and with her help, we have registered him for assistance from the Spanish Social Services, who responded quickly.
He has been in hospital for some months and has had no English speaking visitors in that time, so he was very pleased to have someone to talk to. We were also able to put his mind at rest by getting information that related to his condition. As he did not speak Spanish it was fortunate that the doctors spoke some English, but he needed reassurance about how he would cope in the future.
We have also been liaising with MABS to see what support they could offer him, when he was discharged. He has now been sent home. One of our volunteers followed the ambulance and, together with MABS, saw him settled at home.
MABS have now taken over but will keep us informed of his progress and whether he needs any further help from HELP M.M.M.