"Staff did not understand the importance of Parkinson’s medication"
About: University Hospital (Coventry) / Neurology University Hospital (Coventry) Neurology CV2 2DX
Posted by Mouth37 (as ),
Whilst I was in the University Hospital Coventry, I got my Parkinson’s medication sometimes on time. I felt that staff did not understand the importance of Parkinson’s medication at all. I had to keep asking but still I was not given it until three days after the heart-by-pass. Then they did not contact the Parkinson’s consultant but their own doctor practitioner. Therefore, by the end of the third day I was unable to walk unaided and co-ordination in hands was very poor (had been fine before), which again then did not did not connect with the lack of Parkinson’s tablets. I was not allowed to manage my own medication in hospital. I think more co-operation between departments e.g. cardiac and neurology is needed with someone in each area/department of medicine in the hospital being trained in the importance of tablets taken on time for Parkinson’s disease.