Dying father wrongly told he had been put on the waiting list for a heart transplant

Mail Online | 4/3/2019 | Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline
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A dying grandfather was wrongly told he had been placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant, it emerged today.

Paddy Brolly, a former bouncer, suffered a heart attack last September and was allegedly told he had been placed on the list then.

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Medics reportedly said the transplant, which patients often have to wait years for, would give him a 'fighting chance'.

The 47-year-old's daughter, Jenna McIntyre, also claims that he was told he would be placed on the waiting list at the time of his heart attack.

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Mr Brolly and his family have now, however, found out he was never put on the list because he was considered to be too poorly.

Mr Brolly, originally from Glasgow, is now receiving palliative care at his daughter’s home in Stevenston, North Ayrshire. He weighs 6st (38kg) and cannot eat or swallow.

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The Golden Jubilee National Hospital (GJNH), where he received specialist care, has now said it 'sincerely apologises' for the mix-up.

Miss McIntyre, a single mother-of-two, said: 'I’m so angry. We feel very let down.' And she asked: 'How does that happen?'

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She claims after meeting a consultant at the GJNH last month, the family believed Mr Brolly had a chance of receiving a new heart.

Asking how long her father may expect to wait on the transplant list, she said the medic replied stating 'it was based on certain criteria'.

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Miss McIntyre, 26, added: 'I specifically asked the heart specialist how long the wait would be on February 26.

'The doctor just said that it’s based on certain criteria and it was a waiting game. We left the Golden Jubilee on the Tuesday thinking he was on the transplant list.'

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Discussing her father's condition, Miss McIntyre continued: 'He's yellow, it's like he has got a thin layer of skin on top of a skeleton.

'He looks nothing like...
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