"89 yr old Alzheimer's"

About: Whiston Hospital

My dad was admitted to AED via ambulance after collapsing in care home We met him at casualty and despite repeating that as he had Alzheimer's and would respond better if I stayed with him,I was ushered out promptly This is so against all training where continuity and familiarity is beneficial to all parties We we're put in cubicle and waited two hours to see doctor who was first person who appreciated Dads condition Had we not accompanied my father I hate to think what would have happened At no time was Dad offered refreshment until I pointed out that it was six hours since his lunch His medical care was good but too few nurses to care for elderly from social aspect Hospital is an anxious time for old folk especially those with mental illness

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