Woman held wrong patient's hand

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November 23, 2015

A woman held a patient's hand for 30 minutes after mistakenly thinking it was her mum.

Bernadette Walsh was stroking a woman's hand, who she believed belonged to her mum, for half an hour before nurses said they had got the wrong patient.

Bernadette - who had been told her 82-year-old mother had died - said: "I was in shock and completely hysterical. The nurses were saying I should stroke her hand and show her some love."

However, the truth emerged when Bernadette didn't recognise the name of another visitor.

She said: "Then one of them said, 'Roy's on his way', and I said, 'who's Roy?' They took me into another room and said, 'That's not your mum.'"

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