"Poor care for my mum"
About: North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Emergency ambulance Bolton BL1 5DD Tameside General Hospital / General medicine Tameside General Hospital General medicine OL6 9RW
Posted by mystic eye (as ),
I had promised my 96 year old mum never to let her go into Tameside Hospital. I had no choice when she had a stroke. From being in the ambulance to when she died one week later the whole experience was a shambles, I felt invisible, and treated as a bystander while I watched them appear to give up on her, with lack of expected treatment, physio, food, drink, and literally no sharing of information.
Ambulance – discussion as to whether blue light required – delaying treatment.
Stayed overnight most nights, and had family rota so never left till moved, when obviously dying, to Stroke Rehab! Told couldn’t stay, left at 9. 30pm to be recalled at 1. 30pm & told to get family in.
Nurse comments on ward 45 “Oh she’s not got a lot going for her”. and said they don't have open visiting since August as patients relatives were checking up on staff.
Waiting 6 hours+ for food to be put on drip/xray. Leaving food empty for more than 6 hours. Machines bleeping no-one coming to check. Removing oxygen monitor & food (same nurse) saying she didn't need these now as machine kept bleeping. Medication blocking food tube when dissolvable ones could have been used so tube had to be redone & more delays.
There were limited caring staff.