"missed cardiology appointments then a stroke"
About: Worthing Hospital Worthing Hospital BN11 2DH
Posted by Anonymous
A relative has just had a stroke leaving him with speech difficulty and causing much stress. He has AF following cardiac valve surgery and has had at least 3 cardiology outpatients appointments cancelled and his Novel anticoagulant has not been adjusted until he was seen in the Stroke clinic following what has now become a near permanent speech defecit. Chronic mismanagement from Worthing Hospital has lead to what one can argue is probably an avoidable stroke, not what is expected in the modern NHS. Of course the mutual back slapping team that is the management of WSHT wont actually challenge any of this and absolutely nothing will change. The Trust can try and publicise what a great job they do but they dont deliver the proactive care when it is required.