"Seaford3 / Hailsham3 / Wilmington Stroke Unit"
About: Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne BN21 2UD
Posted by Anonymous
Re post on 26 November 2013 (stroke unit). My late mother suffered a similar fate at DGH. I was told that lessons would be learned. It appears that diabetes management is still as poor almost 1 year on. I made a formal complaint but only learned truth of poor treatment when I read medical records - 2 strokes on 2 separate days ignored by staff in hospital - aspirin prescribed after staff acted but only given on first day - nurses and doctors failed to act on numerous occasions in respect of hypos and hypers - error in weight (by almost 5 stones) when calculating PEG feed nutrition - staff consistently failed to monitor blood sugar levels or carry out blood tests when requested - catheter removed (despite my repeatedly telling staff about incontinence issues) and 1400mls of urine drained when catheter reinserted days later. If you, a family member or friend is admitted with complex clinical needs be very vigilant. This hospital was graded Level 2 by CQC - Level 6 is the best!