A DAUGHTER says the last few weeks of her dying mother's life were made a misery by a series of medical blunders.
Razia Parveen, 32, wants to know why her family's questions over their claims that her 65-year-old mother received inadequate treatment have still not been answered since her death in January.
Robina Alladi, of Lockwood, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September, 2002. Her condition worsened in December.
She was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on January 9, where doctors misdiagnosed her, saying they suspected she had had a stroke.
She was later transferred to the stroke ward at the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax without her family being told. They found out by chance.
Her family say that while Mrs Alladi was in Halifax she fell from her bed while being handled by two nurses.
Once doctors realised her symptoms were due to cancer she was sent back to the Infirmary.
Mrs Alladi was discharged on the morning of January 23, but was forced to wait for more than nine hours for an ambulance crew to take her home.
When she got home the ambulance crew could not lift her into her home.
She had to wait in the ambulance for another crew from Dewsbury.
The next morning her home care and district nurses did not turn up at the arranged times. The family had to struggle with tasks such as changing a morphine drip.
Mrs Alladi passed away later that day.
Miss Parveen said: "The care she received in the last few weeks of her life was inadequate and totally inappropriate.
"Instead of spending the time in peace with her family she was surrounded by chaos.
She was distressed.
"If the doctors had checked records they would have known she had cancer.
"The Halifax ward she spent two weeks in was inappropriate. She should have been in the peaceful cancer ward.
"She spent her last night in an ambulance in the cold and dark, surrounded by neighbours.
"My mum didn't speak English and was scared when we weren't there."
Miss Parveen and her family, who have met health chiefs,
are waiting for an investigation.
A spokesman for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust said: "Our investigations are nearing completion and a full written response will be sent to the family."
A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said: "We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with the family."