"Care of elderly father at SGH."
About: Southern General Hospital / Urology Southern General Hospital Urology G51 4TF
Posted by Mr Annoyed (as ),
My dad who is 80 years young was admitted to ward 11 with urine retention due to an enlarged prostate which has now been identified as cancer. He spent 2 weeks in ward 11, when he went into hospital he was sharp as a tack. His experiences included being left in wet sheets after his catheter leaked for 4 hours despite asking the night time auxiliaries to help him. Refused assistance to move from his bed to an armchair a few feet away which resulted in him falling. He has a bruised foot that no one knows how it happened. The food was so substandard that he has refused to eat any meals. Since coming home, the hospital 'slop' has put him off food. His mental state has been adversely affected by his time within ward 11, that he has made myself promise that he is never re-admitted to the SGH ever again. As a family, our faith in the NHS has been severely dented, we only asked they take care of our dad whilst he received treatment, in the end it seems that even the most basic requirements are beyond them.