"Terrible treatment"

About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead)

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My husband was admitted with Critical Ischemia of the leg and a leg ulcer straight from clinic where his leg was dressed.It took 2 days to have a MRI scan then 2 days later he was told he might have to go home over the weekend but fortunately he had his procedure on the Friday.During his time on the ward his dressing fell off and no one offered to put on another one and he had weeping from his toe,so he was left with an open wound, no wonder there are so many infections picked up in hospitals if this is they way they treat open sores. I am a nurse myself and find this appalling. His medication was ordered on the Monday but still had not arrived on the Friday so had to take some in from home. He was discharged with NO pain medication or a dressing to his leg its a pity I cant put a photograph of his leg on here as everyone who has seen it cannot believe he was sent home like this. His problem is he wont complain but by god I will.

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Response from Queen Elizabeth Hospital

We're so sorry to hear that you feel your husband's care has fallen short of what he should expect from us. If you contact our PALS team on 0800 953 0667 or pals@ghnt.nhs.uk we can look into it for you.

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