"Communication skills are non existent"
Posted by Anonymous
Was told to phone for a bed on ward 306 at 11:00 for test prior to surgery was told someone would call me back asap ! 1:00 no phone call so called again once more promised that I would be called back after giving my details again .3:30 called again same story someone will call you back ... No they didn't! 5:30 called again was told to phone back in the morning by someone who seemed unsure if this was the correct information so after some questioning was passed on to a sister who informed me that they would be contacting my husbands surgeons secretary to re schedule his tests . These test were already scheduled for another date and we had been called in by the hospital the day previous so that my husbands surgery might be done the following week! Whilst I appreciate this is probably a very busy ward a short phone call to update a patient is surely apart of someone's job? After failings by this trust in my fathers care which lead to his death because of an over dose when a nurse over rode the system , I am not filled with confidence that things have changed within this trust and aim extremely nervous about my husbands forthcoming by pass surgery !