"Poor care after my husband's stroke"
About: Queen's Medical Centre / Cardiology Queen's Medical Centre Cardiology NG7 2UH
Posted by Twin41 (as ),
My husband had a heart attack following a stoke. The stroke left him unable to speak, partially blind and partly paralysed down the left hand side.
His stay in this ward was most distressing - his bed was next to the window and radiator, there were 2 bottles of previous patients urine on the window sill behind the curtain, creating a disgusting smell.
In fact the whole area he was in was unclean. Eventually when my husband was collected by myself and daughter, we discovered that he had a bowel movement obviously in hospital pyjamas. It seemed he had not been cleaned and just been put into his trousers to go home.
He was in a distressed state and so were we.
May I suggest if the heating was reduced and the money was spent on cleaning, infection could be reduced.