"Upset by my husband's treatment in ECG dept"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital / Cardiology North Tyneside General Hospital Cardiology NE29 8NH
Posted by Dottie31 (as ),
My husband who is 86 and suffers from Vascular Dementia attended the ECG
Department today for the fitting of a 24 hr Monitor.
I followed him in having been delayed parking the car. By the time I arrived he was coming back to the waiting area with the monitor in one hand and appointment and return details in the other hand. His shirt was outside his trousers and he was struggling to unfasten his trousers to tuck in his shirt and try to fix the monitor to his belt. I am incapacitated and using an elbow crutch and between us we struggled to get this task completed.
Surely a man of his age and limitations should not have been left to adjust his clothing in a public waiting room. When I asked the person who fitted the monitor why this had happened they merely said "you should have brought him back along".
Has the health service really sunk to a level where decency and compassion are only available on special request?