"communication has been abysmal"
About: Lincoln County Hospital / General medicine Lincoln County Hospital General medicine LN2 5QY
Posted by lost all faith (as ),
"Not my normal ward, Just come on shift, I haven't read the medical notes yet"
Any sound familiar? Or staff looking anywhere but at you so as not to make eye contact?
My Mum has been diagnosed with cancer and all she and the family want is for her to be cared for in a civilised manner.
But far from this, we have seen her go from a fit 77 year old to a frail woman who has lost at least 3 stone in weight in under 3 months and is barely able to stand.
She has been shuffled around hospitals and wards for the past few months,
Communication with us has been abysmal, getting information is like getting blood from a stone.
I had the greatest respect for doctors and nurses but this has now sadly gone, I believe we should get back to basics and nurses nurse, spend time with patients talk to them explain what is happening good or bad, raise concerns with your Ward sister or matron ( whatever this years structure is! ) question people, even the best are sometimes wrong.
And finally we are all getting older and it may well be you laying there with your family helplessly looking on.