About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
I went to visit my dad who is dying but could only visit at a certain time, about 10 minutes early and was told I couldn't see him yet ( I traveled a long way) and told to wait in the day room passing my dad on the way with him saying "I'am here" to be told we can't see you yet. He was gutted he is a very proud private man. My dad later on who can hardly swallow was asked about food for the next day he can hardly chew either was offered Chunky chicken and veg soup,Salad, cheese and biscuits and Mac and cheese and fruit juice he said he could only do the fruit juice. I asked surely he could have pureed soup or something like that as he can barely swallow to be told no. My dad worked hard all his life well past retirement age never claimed a penny off the state paid his way in life his stamp etc He is entitled to get respect and treat with dignity.
He would never complain so I will do it for him. Please common decency is all we ask for.