FRANK Priddis listened the news no husband wants to hear.
His universe fell detached when he was told by nurses his wife Sandra had died of bladder cancer.
But in a conspicuous spin of events, he detected his wife ALIVE just an hour after – after anticipating her defunct on a sentinel at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
The train driver, from Exeter, Devon, said: “It turns out the helper that had done the call had in fact picked up the wrong file and contacted the wrong family.
“I pronounced ‘if this is a joke, it is a sick one’.”
The 63-year-old had been at home when he perceived the call from nurses that his beloved wife had died.
He gathering true to the hospital and rushed to his wife’s sentinel – only to find her asleep.
Bungling nurses after reliable they had churned up the file with another patient.
He has given complained to the NHS Trust over the incident, but claims he and daughter Victoria have been “fobbed off”.
He said: “No one can even start to ever feel the pain, trouble and stress that this caused myself, my daughter and my grandsons who were 12 and 14-years-old at the time, not forgetful the extended family too.
“This was the misfortune hour of my life by distant as when we was in the automobile on the way to the hospital we told her that my life was now over, we had zero left and we competence as good give up.”
Em Wilkinson-Brice, RDE emissary arch executive and arch nurse, said: “Our staff make every bid to broach the top standards of merciful caring and support to patients and their families.
“We are therefore really contemptible for this relapse and for the dissapoint and trouble it has caused Mr Priddis and his family.
“We are very beholden for the time Mr Priddis spent with us deliberating his censure and for his constructive suggestions. We have taken these on house and as a outcome we have given changed the processes to minimise the risk of a studious being poorly identified in this sold way again.
Frank pronounced his wife Sandra has given died. He motionless to not go open with his story at the time of the blunder in September.