"Carer kept waiting at Royal Bolton"
About: Royal Bolton Hospital / Urology Royal Bolton Hospital Urology BL4 0JR
Posted by PHFP006 (as ),
I found blood in my urine and so was treated at the Urology Department at Royal Bolton. The doctor and nursing staff were all kind and helpful. However, because of a booking error I was at the hospital most of the day. I was told we will try to fit you in. As a full time carer, I got very stressed knowing I had to be back home at a certain time.
I was informed that I would have to have an X Ray and a colosophy (sorry - camera examination into bladder), but today nobody told me I would have to have an internal. I should have been warned and not just rushed in.
A major problem for myself and I should imagine many others is, as a full time carer not very much consideration is given regarding our time. I have a care worked once sometimes twice a week to look after my charge to allow me to get out for shopping any medical appointments, etc. Her time is limited so if I am not seen on time I simply have to leave without treatment and have to make further appointments - which can take weeks. This happened to me twice recently.
Why can't something be done, across the board, about this problem? We are under a lot of stress as is it - this just adds to it.