"Planning to move my father to a hospital that is difficult to visit"
About: Princess Royal University Hospital / General medicine Princess Royal University Hospital General medicine BR6 8ND
Posted by Borrie (as ),
My father was admitted to Princess Royal University Hospital with a stroke almost a week ago. I still haven't been able to speak to anyone senior despite asking several times about his condition, what to expect, how severe his stroke was, etc.
The nurses in the HASU have been very caring and attentive but I still feel I need to speak to someone senior. They are now planning to move him to Queen Elizabeth's in Woolwich which is extremely difficult for me or my sister to visit (the only two people who are likely to visit him), even though the PRUH now has a bed for him on the general stroke ward.
His GP has requested that he should stay here where we can visit more easily (even though this is still a 2 hour journey for both of us). I am left feeling very frustrated that I know very little about my father's condition and worried that with difficult visiting if he is moved to QE, his prospects of rehabilitation will be much slower and more difficult as we won't be able to visit him as often.
None of this seems to be taken into account - it seems to me that he is allocated QE because his postcode has been put into a computer and the computer says no. Is this in line with your patient charter?