"Inconsistency resulted in delayed diagnoses"
About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Clinical haematology Doncaster Royal Infirmary Clinical haematology DN2 5LT Royal Hallamshire Hospital / Clinical haematology Royal Hallamshire Hospital Clinical haematology S10 2JF
Posted by A2879 (as ),
My husband was admitted to MAU at Doncaster Royal in September. The staff were friendly and helpful but a huge turnover of staff meant inconsistency of care. I remember speaking to around 9 different Dr's and consultants throughout the 5 days he was there. I had to repeat everything from the beginning to each one of them.
This gave me no confidence in my husbands care. The staff weren't trained in blood disorders and my husband had a critical sickle cell crisis. I felt that because of the "mail sorting office " atmosphere of the department with the staff, this had a profound affect on my husbands care.
Eventually on the 5th day he was blue lighted to Hallamshire critical care ward under a haematologist. He had a red cl exchange procedure which saved his life.
Whilst the staff were doing the best they can on MAU and the cleanliness was amazing I don't think it was the right place for my husband to have been and the inconsistency of staff was a contributory factor in the delay of his diagnosis.