"No co-ooperation from ward about information"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
A question was raised with a ward sister about my wife about her kidney medication, I am her carer and she has been under Canterbury for a number of years. on tuesday 26 november stella was admitted to the critical care unit. her kidney reading had dropped to 8 and was raised to 10 which was acceptable to Canterbury, over the last week I noticed that Stella was being given reduced medication which now comprised mainly of pain killers. I asked the ward sister "was Stella receiving any medication for her kidney's" a reply was that that she was not aware about any kidney problems, and that the medication currently being adminestered, was required by the duty doctor, and that was the end of the request for information. I do acknowledge that medication will be reduced or even stopped by the hospital for the welfare of a patient, I do however expect a better response being the next of kin than that I received. As I was not happy with the way I was treated I telephoned the Kidney care unit at Canterbury, and explained my concerns, this was actioned, and within the hour I had a return telephone call by the consultant, who assured me that he had been in contact with medway, checked the blood results, and that the kidney results were acceptable at the moment, he gave further information which was acceptable. I should of been given the required information at the Medway, then I would not have had to involve the kidney unit at Canterbury today fri 6 december 2013