"Poor care over the weekend"
About: Kent & Canterbury Hospital Kent & Canterbury Hospital Canterbury CT1 3NG
Posted by Anonymous
My elderly aunt could have gone home on Friday but for mobility treatment. This was not available at all on Sat or Sun, and so she was forced to stay in hospital. No attempt was made to get her up and out of bed, even though this is a basic component of medical training. The idea that medical treatment is only available on week days is absurd and, in this case, upsetting and degrading. It should be provided. It should be blindingly obvious that sickness and wellness takes little notice of the days of the week. The hospital should urgently review its protocols.