About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
Posted by SJD (as ),
My sister was left with a cannula in her arm for 6 days when it was supposed to be changed after 72/96 hours resulting in her arm being swollen and extremely painful to move. She has been telling both nurses and doctors that she feels she has a water infection and only on the day she was meant to be leaving (8 days later) are they now doing a dip test. Also she was catheterised for 8 days and the doctor said that she should of come off it days ago as they had stopped measuring the output.
I can appreciate nurses are busy as are doctors but there is no excuse for lack of communication as they have staff hand overs and write up notes throughout the day.