"my stay in RBH from 30/12/13"
About: Royal Berkshire Hospital Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading RG1 5AN
I was admitted to the RBH on Monday 30/12/2013 with a leg infection. Initially I was only suypposed to stay overnight, but I ended up being in hospital until Friday 10 January 2014. My infected leg was dressed in A & E on the 30/12/2013 and then was left unlooked at until Saturday 4 January 2014, and was only cleaned and re-dressed then because I kept badgering the nursing staff to do it. Ultimately my infection became worse and I ended up having antibiotics through a drip. All in all my leg was dressed 3 times between 30/12/13 - 10/01/2014 some 12 days stay. Now I have been discharged with instructions to dress the infected leg twice daily and I have another 10 days antibiotics to take for the infection, all caused by incompetant staff. Call this a hospital, it is a poor apology for a well run hospital and I never want to have to stay in there again.