"Is it all good at the RVI?"
About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
Posted by Anonymous
My dad was admitted with fractured to his pelvic. I stayed with him for 18 days and night. At times it was made difficult for me to stay with him although they agreed, unfortunately my dad did not speak English and suffered from dementia and I knew I could help by talking to him in his language. Some of the nurses were very kind and caring but some were heart and soulless. i had to stop a few of them giving my dad the wrong dosage of medication. They didn't like being told that they were wrong and that that's not what the doctor had said. I was threatened to be removed out of the hospital because one or some of the nurses told the ward sister that I was intimidating. They felt intimidated because I brought their mistake to the attention of the sister, they didn't like it and I didn't care that they didn't like it, it was my dad that they were making mistake on and I didn't want it to go wrong. At the weekends the main doctors and nurses had the weekend off so the ward were ran by standby nurses with little experience and doctors were limited. It was as though they expected the patients illness would go away for the weekend and then come back on the Monday. My dad died 18 days later with injury to kidney, bronco nomonia frailty he was 95. RVI has a good name but there are many major issues and I am sure many mistakes are being made which people don't report and the hospital gets away with.