"I cannot get any understanding of when she is gong to get better"
About: Kettering General Hospital / General medicine Kettering General Hospital General medicine NN16 8UZ
Posted by beyond frustrated (as ),
My mother was admitted to this hopsital after a suspected accidental overdose. We found out almost immediately that she had a water infection, which in geriatric patients can lead to confusion. We were told that this would clear up after a couple of weeks. 7 weeks later and they are now talking about my mother's 'dementia. I have explained that she doesnt have dementia, although she is still suffering confusion and odd behaviours. Her care has been less than pleasing. If you ask a nurse aboslutely anything I am met with 'I dont know, it never happened when I was here, no-one said anything at handover'. My mother has become incontinent and I noticed urine burns on her thighs, when I aksed about these the nurse wasnt aware even though Mum said it had been like this for days (confirmed by my sister). IF she has had this for days, why hadnt a nurse or care assistant noticed when they were showering her? She is left to eat on her own, even though she wont. She is given medication and when she doestn take it, the nurses simply shrug. I am frustrated beyond belief. When I ask to speak to the doctors they are only available 9-5 (I wish I had one of those jobs). How many people are available during the day only? One of the nurses is indulgent, and speaks very nicely about my mothers condition and I want to scream 'SHE WANT LIKE THIS BEFORE SHE CAME IN HERE! ' She never had dementia, she want confused, she certainly wasnt left to sit in her own urine: -( I cannot get any understanding of when she is gong to get better, or even a respectful conversation about what the cause of this might be.