Woman holds wrong patient's hand

Bernadette Walsh held a patient's hand for 30 minutes after mistakenly thinking it was her mother.

Woman holds wrong patient's hand

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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