"83 year old without food or drink"
About: Harrogate District Hospital Harrogate District Hospital Harrogate HG2 7SX
My mother who is 83 was due into Harrogate Hospital for an operation this morning. She could not eat or drink after midnight last night. She last ate at 10pm. We were asked to arrive at the hospital for 7.30am. We arrived promptly. She had to sit in a waiting room and did not see a doctor until 2pm in the afternoon. At 3.45pm in the afternoon she still had not been taken to theatre. This is over 17 hours for an 83 year old to go without food and drink. There was another patient who had the same experience, although he went into theatre earlier than my mother. Shocking treatment, no matter how pleasant the nursing staff are.