A Carmichael hospital is standing by its decision to stop helping a dying cancer patient after a hospice nurse felt unsafe in the woman’s Sacramento neighborhood.
For Jennifer Gallegos, it’s been a hectic few days. In her mother’s final days, she’s been scrambling to find hospice care. Madrid’s pain medication and medical supplies for her cancer had run out.
UC Davis Hospice Care is taking over the care of a cancer patient who was denied care by a Carmichael hospital.
But a couple of days ago, they ran out of pain medication, because hospice workers from Mercy San Juan Medical Center decided not to return to her home, saying they didn’t feel safe.