About: Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Harlow CM20 1QX
I am totally disgusted in the way my brother in law was discharged today. Following a ORIF to a fractured ankle he was discharged with no prescribed analgesia, his discharge summary read like a fairy tale reason for admission incorrect, listing investigations and procedures that were not carried out on this admission but his previous admission and discharged before a bed could be available downstairs for him to sleep on as he is unable to walk or manage the stairs meaning he had to sleep on the sofa. When my sister went to the ward to complain and try to get his some analgesia she was told the on call team were not happy to do this or change the discharge summary as he was not their patient. I fully appreciate not changing the discharge summary but who would deny prescribing analgesia ? Where is the care, compassion and dignity in this suituation.