"Mr Norman M - Currently a patient"
About: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
To whom it may concern, My Granddad is currently being treated at Shrewsbury Hospital. He has advanced Parkinson's disease and he was admitted on Monday after a fall at home. He was found to have a very bad chest infection and was being treated so that it wouldn't develop into Pneumonia. As he couldn't swallow he was unable to take his Parkinson's medication,drink or eat and was placed on a drip. Because he couldn't take his Parkinson's tablets he was hallucinating badly and having some very frightening visions. Leading up to Wednesday 21st August he was having a lot of difficulty breathing and my Grandma and Aunty noticed that his top teeth were missing and were concerned he had swallowed them. He had an x-ray and the doctor confirmed there was nothing in his throat. I visited Granddad along with other family members on Saturday 24th August in the evening and it was very upsetting to see him, he was feeding himself invisible food and seeing other things that weren't there and was very confused, frightened and disoriented. His drip had been removed at around 3pm when my sisters visited and still hadn't been replaced at 8pm when I came to leave. As he was nil by mouth this meant he had had no fluids or nutrients for 5 hours. I discovered today that the drip hadn't been replaced until 10.30pm that evening. My Aunty stayed with him Saturday evening and had to call the nurses at 3.30am Sunday morning because he was in real distress and after another x-ray they discovered his top teeth lodged down his throat! I am absolutely disgusted with the way he has been treated and would welcome a discussion with a senior member of staff when I visit tomorrow Monday 26th August at 2pm. We were told yesterday that the specialists he needed to see were not available because it was a bank holiday . . ? do people stop getting sick because it is bank holiday? I look forward to hearing from someone. Regards Melissa (Granddaughter of Mr Norman M, 5th Floor, Ward 28)