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About: Royal Oldham Hospital

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My dad fell and broke his hip in may 2013 he did not make a good recovery because of his general health being poor. The doctor informed me on friday 7/6/13 that he was expected to deterioate over the weekend. He had received excellent care on ward t7. We were informed that he would be moving to ward g1 on the friday night. This took place and I visited him on the saturday afternoon. He was clearly gravely ill. The staff had given him excellent care on this ward overnight but he was on the move again this time to f8. He passed away on monday 10/6/13. I cannot thank the staff on f8 enough, especially those who arranged for him to go to a doctor on the monday. My only complaint is that I feel he should not have been moved on to g1 for one night as it stated clearly in his notes that he was gravely ill and not expected to survive the weekend. I feel the bed manager in charge should look at individual cases more closely as moving dying patients around the wards I feel is not good practice. I wish again to thank all the clinical staff for my dads care as it was excellent in all the wards he was on.

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Response from Royal Oldham Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment regarding your fathers visit to the Orthopaedics department and the wards he stayed on at the Royal Oldham Hospital. We are very sorry for your loss. We are very pleased you were happy with the service we provided for your father while he was an in-patient. We will also forward your comment to the department and ward managers for them to address your concerns.

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