About: Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne BN21 2UD
My physically challenged father aged 89 was discharged on November 6th 2014. He had been ready the night before but was obliged to stay overnight and wait all day in the Discharge Lounge till finally he was brought home at around 6:00 p.m. His blister-pack of medications was found to have been totally untouched for that day. None had been administered to him. One of these medications was to prevent fitting. During the night of 6th/7th he suffered a grand mal seizure as he slept. Thankfully, he came through it OK. Also, as a rhenal patient, insufficient care was taken to ensure he was kept adequately hydrated. He was not given a drip in A&E and his son was obliged to go ask a doctor for a glass of water for him.