"Seemless care for older people in West Lothian"
About: St John's Hospital / General Medicine St John's Hospital General Medicine EH54 6PP
Posted by Eliza30 (as ),
My mother-in-law is 89 and has pretty advanced Parkinsons and Osteoporosis, so her movement is really compromised and she needs help at home with 4 personal care team visits a day.
She recently spent a week in Ward 9 at St John's, Livingston, having woken one morning and found herself unable to stand-up at all (even with the help of her trusty walking frame).
During her hospital stay she recieved physiotherapy aimed at getting her back on her feet and treatment for an infection. She has told the family that she felt safe and very well cared for by the excellent and very kind nurses on Ward 9 and that contrary to popular belief - the "grub and the tea was great".
Aside from this, we as a family were most impressed at the efficient discharge management that enabled our Mum to get back to her own home and immediately have her personal care package back in place and operating efficiently.
Our thanks and appreciation go to the NHS and social care teams involved in West Lothian.