Monday, June 16, 2008
I'm Pissed Off, You Let Me Die
The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) has sent a post-surgery questionnaire to a Westport man who died in Grey Hospital last month.
Eugene (Hughie) O'Keefe, of Carters Beach, who turned 80 in March, was admitted to Grey Hospital on May 2 for surgery to remove two melanomas. He suffered a stroke on May 6 and died on May 19.
His widow, Shirley O'Keefe, received a post-surgery questionnaire addressed to him this week.
"As a follow-up to your recent surgery at Greymouth Hospital, we would like to inquire about your progress and ask you to complete the following questionnaire and return in the envelope provided," it said. O'Keefe said it was "devastating" to read the letter.