"Road Chaos - Late Elderly Patient Refused..."
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Bournemouth BH7 7DW
Posted by Marilyn
Yesterday my husband travelled from the west midlands to collect his almost 90 yr old father from Swanage and bring him to your eye unit. On the way there the heavens opened up, all the tourists took to the roads and there was traffic and travel chaos. They advised the unit of the delays and kept travelling. Upon arrival the person doing the clinic was packing up. They refused to see my father-in-law as they were "too Late" It is hugely difficult to do all these medical visits. they tried to remake the appt. but of course you can't ,someone in the "Appointments Office" does this and writes to you, so we have no choice but to wait for this and then work out if we can get down again to help -- I think the clinician could have been generous on this occasion and done this elderly chap and us ( also not so young people) a favour and done his visual fields and retinal photos - it does not take that long to do ....Look at your attendance list and you will see who the pt is. Yes the elderly are treated badly and disrespectfully. I am an NHS employee of 39 years and I'd never treat anyone like this. Shame on you Bournemouth Eye Unit. Can these tests be done nearer to home ? - my local Community Hospital does this several times a week, can't you? What's happened to treatment nearer to home ?? It's obviously just a political throwaway line!