"Moving a patient who is confused after brain surgery to three different wards within days"
About: Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital / Neurology Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital Neurology AL7 4HQ
Posted by touristguide17 (as ),
My husband was sent from Addenbrooks in Cambridge after a brain operation to recover in Digswell Ward at QEII Hospital.
He was well looked after, but then even though he was on the waiting list to be transferred to an "Intermediate Care Team" within days, he was transferred to Codicote Ward.
He had to get used to new surroundings and new staff which is difficult for a person in his confused state but lo and behold within three days this new ward is closed down and my husband taken to Stanborough Ward.
Surely management must have planned this in advance not just on the spur of the moment. How can you do this to a patient who needs reassurance to shift him around from place to place?
I think this is heartless and I feel the hospital management is only interested in downgrading the hospital but not at all in the welfare of the patients.