"Poor stroke care for my mother"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital / General medicine Royal Bournemouth General Hospital General medicine BH7 7DW
Posted by Doctor1 (as ),
The medical care on the Stroke Unit is poor. My Mother has rarely seen a doctor and when she has they have failed to help her and we as a family asked to see a doctor, the young doctor appeared clueless.
There are some excellent nurses on the unit, but also some bad ones. Overall there seems to be a shortage of nurses, so that it takes ages for them to answer, such that on one occasion I got so fed up with nurses walking into the bay and ignoring me and my Mother's bell I had to lift my Mother to bed myself and to take her to the toilet.
When the nurses do answer, their usual response is they are busy and will come back which they rarely do. That is not the level of care that someone in their 80's deserves.
Her saviours have been the therapists who seem genuinely caring and have tried best to help her.