About: Royal Oldham Hospital / General medicine Royal Oldham Hospital General medicine OL1 2JH
Posted by ConcernedFriend (as ),
Visited a family friend - who is under 40 - and has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Truly shocked by lack of:
1, Basic dignity - the patient's gown was so ill-fitting there were exposed and kept trying to cover themselves despite being in great discomfort
2. Basic care - they needed toileting and for the hour that I was there a proper nurse did not answer the call button despite repeated requests to help the patient
3. Pain relief - surely in this day and age every patient should be pain free and monitored closely - or sedated - to avoid them being overly nauseous.