"Rubbish care on huntsman 5"
About: Northern General Hospital Northern General Hospital Sheffield S5 7AU
Posted by Jane123
My husband was transfers to huntsman 5 after having a suspected stroke on arriving to the ward we was greeted with nurses swearing at the nurses station and staff shouting to each other down the corridor. I went to see my husband on the Saturday evening and all the staff was doing was giving pain killers and leaving him. he couldn't walk to the bathroom has he had weakness down one side so had to wait for me to help him to the bathroom. has I was sat with my husband a nurse said to a support worker quite loudly that a gentlemen on my husbands ward needed a side room to be barrier nurses has he had sickness and runs, the paitent refused his own room but the staff never advised this would be best for his dignity so he didn't mess himself infront off 5 other men plus vistors. On Sunday my husband was still the same not eating and drinking on Monday was the same thing until a support worker picked up my husband wasn't drinking and told a staff nurse he was dehydrated to her response was he's being fussy !! My husband started drinking little bits on the Tuesday and ate half a small salad a doctor told him he could go home, he didn't ask if he was well enough or how he would manage steps or anything. they sent him home with a crutch with a letter and appointment for neuro clinic at the Hallamshire the following week for them to sort out physio and MRI scans. I think the ward was a shambles, the nurses was rude disrespectful and bad mannerd. the support workers was lovely and couldn't do enough and so was the ward assitant. We also had to go back up to the ward the following day for his tablets only up he told they never sent them down so we had to wait 3 hours for them!