"Sent home after ortho op. No assessment of blood..."
About: Hillingdon Hospital Hillingdon Hospital Uxbridge UB8 3NN
I am shocked that the NHS would discharge my elderly mother from hospital after a full knee replacement without considering her previous risk of blood clot. She was given no post op med to reduce the risk which necessitated me having to rush her to A & E about 5 days after surgery to deal with the problem. Truly frightening experience for her and for me having to rush her to A& E at midnight. Has the Hospital changed it's procedures or are we to remain on tenterhooks each time after an orthopadic operation? Can the hospital have the courtesy to reply to this review at least?