About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
My son (28) was recently admitted after the sudden onset of neurological problems exhibiting as impaired speech and loss of muscle strength. The approach to try to diagnose his problems was, at best, "scatter gun". There appeared a lack of co-ordination and communication between departments. He was discharged after a few days without a diagnosis and is still suffering. He is waiting for an outpatient appointment with Neurology and has been told that he may have to wait up to 17 weeks. Meanwhile, he cannot work and is beginning to suffer from frustration and potentially depression. The support and advice offered by his GP was also woeful. If this is the best our NHS has to offer I feel saddened and ashamed. My son, a previously fit and healthy graduate with a promising career in front of him deserves better - everybody in this country does.