"Borderline neglect"

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My dad was taken to A&E last Thursday afternoon where he received very quick and good care. It was decided he needed to be admitted and was transferred to AAU that afternoon. When the porter took him to his bed I was left 20minutes holding his drips in my hand has no nurses came to attend to or welcome him to the ward. It then took another ten minutes for the nurse when they finally did come to find a drip stand. He spent until Saturday afternoon on there where some of his medication was increased and was then transferred to 41 where over the next few days he deteriorated he started illusinating and became very confused which was upsetting to see for all the family. When I visited on Monday evening I noticed all his mouth was dry and I looked in his mouth and noticed that his false teeth was green and all ganged up no one had helped him to take his teeth out since he was admitted. His mouth inside was very sore. We have also witnessed his medication just left at side of bed which his not good for someone who is in a confused state of mind. We have expressed our concerns but no one seems to care. There is no continuity of care. Before he was admitted into Pinderfields last Thursday my dad was a very proud dignified man who was very on the ball, he is now a very weak confused man, this in less than a week

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Response from Pinderfields General Hospital

We would advise the family to speak to the ward sister or matron about their concerns as they are best placed to address issues going forward. Equally we would be happy to facilitate a formal investigation if the family would like to contact us directly.

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