"Nurse attitude towards my dad with dementia"
About: Glasgow Royal Infirmary Glasgow Royal Infirmary Glasgow G4 0SF
Posted by mcmillan (as ),
I visited my dad, in Glasgow royal I had never been to this hospital before,
I went to afternoon visit, and my dad was very anxious, he has dementia. he was very verbal he stated he was hungry and did not like the ward he was in, I took this as he was in a strange environment so I did not pay much attention.
went back to evening visit, and I was walking in my dads bed was not far from main door the nurse rudely stated to my dad there is more than you in the ward, I heard him saying I want a drink water. no she said. my arm is sore.
I am busy she said. I approached the bed at this point and I stated politely he is complaining of pain in his arm it was open visit I was told at 6. 30 I will get him pain relief.
8. 30 I was still voicing my concerns I don't like this hospital I was prepared to give them the benefit as he has dementia and can be demanding, but he was clearely in pain with his arm. I was told my g. p he was de hydrated