"do not go here if you are old"

About: University Hospital (Coventry)

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This Hospital gave me the worst experience ever when they admitted my elderly mother with suspected cancer. The humiliation and suffering they caused can only be described as unhumane and shameful.

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Response from University Hospital (Coventry)

Thank you for providing feedback on the care your mother received at University Hospital, Coventry in April 2012. I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the experience on this occasion and that you felt your mother’s care was “unhumane and shameful”. You also go onto say that the hospital should be avoided by older people. Whilst it is difficult to give a more personalised response as your comments do not go into much detail, I can say that the Trust is committed to ensuring older patients receive an effective and compassionate service from our hospitals. With this in mind your comments have, quite rightly, raised a number of alarms with staff at the Trust and we would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns with you. If you feel this would be useful please contact the Trust’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 028 4203. If you would prefer to contact us by e-mail, our address is feedback@uhcw.nhs.uk Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address: Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) University Hospital Clifford Bridge Road Coventry CV2 2DX If you do decide to contact us, please make us aware that you have left comments on the NHS Choices website. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Communications Team University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust Telephone: 0800 028 4203

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