"My Father enjoyed the food, which ..."
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Posted by Janet (as ),
What I liked
My Father enjoyed the food, which is prepared from scratch in the kitchens on site.
What could be improved
My Father had only weeks to live. He had developed acute lukeamia. He was admitted to Wansbeck hospital perhaps as many as eight times, where they would patch him up, give him a transfusion and then allow him home. Within a week or so he would be re-admitted. It was distressing for him, and for us (his family) that each time he was taken back to hospital, he was taken to admissions, where he would have to give a full medical history, not an uplifting experience. He would usually be kept at admissions for most of the day before being taken to a ward. What would we have preferred? Why couldn't he have been addmitted to a ward, released home when he was well enough, and been allowed straight back to the ward he was familiar with, as necessary? It would have made a horrible time, much more comfortable. I was also saddened to realise that hospitals do not treat the whole person. There is nothing holistic about the "care"