About: Southampton General Hospital Southampton General Hospital Southampton SO16 6YD
My 100 year old Mum was admitted with a broken arm.Prior to the fall she was mobile,erudite,and cared for herself.Within 2 weeks she was immobile, incontinent, confused and agitated. During her stay she was moved 10 times, either to different wards, different rooms on same wards on even to different floors !! Her dentures were lost, plus 2 pairs of slippers and umpteen nighties. I repeatedly asked why she hadn't initially been admitted to an orthapaedic rehab unit, only to be told they hadn't a bed and when they did have a bed Mum was immobile because she'd been confined to bed/chair and Brownhill wouldn't take her !! I blame the General for that. Sadly, she died just 2 weeks after I'd managed to get her moved to a Care Home, and I was more saddened that her Death Certificate named dementia as a secondary cause. I have heard several similar stories from friends and neighbours regarding the care their elderly relatives endured too. In my opinion Southampton General caused the last months of her life to be extremely sad and miserable.