"Patient Transport for elderly to Salford Royal Hospital"
Posted by HWT (as ),
I look after an old lady next door who is 92 years old and has got cancer. I do her shopping and things, basically I'm her carer.
Last year, she had to go to Salford Royal for cancer treatment to remove it. The GP said an ambulance was booked to pick her up in the morning for an appointment some two hours later at Salford Royal.
On the day, we waited for the ambulance and after waiting a while we phoned up to see what was happening. It finally came at 15 minutes past the time of her appointment! This meant we were over an hour late to get to the appointment and when we got there the consultant was waiting for us with his coat on.
When it was time to leave the hospital we had to wait another 2 hours for it to arrive. We got home in the mid evening. My neighbour is an old lady with cancer. She was very distressed about the patient transport.