"Lack of communication between staff and staff and ..."
About: Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital Preston PR2 9HT
Posted by Amanda
My mother was admitted from Royal Blackburn with a brain aneurysm. On Ward 2a the treatment and explanations of what had happened to her were excellent. However, it was something of a roller coaster as the consultant who would have performed the operation was happy to go ahead, but half an hour later that changed and we were told that having consulted with the anaesthetist and intensive care teams, as they had refused to carry out the operation and aftercare, due to her age and health problems, the operation would not go ahead. It would have been better if the 3 teams had discussed matters between themselves, before advising us. Since then, my mother has been moved to ward 2C for conservative care and there is an on going feed of contradictory information to my brother and myself. Having been told by the consultant she would remain in Royal Blackburn for 2 - 3 weeks and then be transferred to Royal Blackburn, my brother was asked yesterday (5 days after the above information was given) if he thought she was well enough to go home, this was by a physio who had assessed her. As he said, surely the physio should advise him. The talk of her going home this weekend has now changed to her going to RBH for a week, but when I phoned I was told there was no news, even though this had just been discussed with him on the phone. Trying to make arrangements for when she comes out and her subsequent care is a nightmare, as we keep being told different things by different people. If staff spoke to each other and agreed a course of action, before talking to us, it would be prefereable.