"Exhausting to carers trying to use hospital wheelchairs"
About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Glasgow G51 4TF
Posted by Middle-aged-carer (as ),
My 75 year old mother has dementia and reduced mobility/tendency to fall. I am her middle aged carer/daughter.
Parking was awful but eventually luckily found a space outside the old management building, however this is at least 15 minute walk from the new QEUH building. (Too far for my mum to walk but there are no wheelchairs here to borrow).
I could not "drop her at the drop-off point" as she would wander/be left vulnerable and unsafe. My only choice was to LOCK HER in my parked car whilst I ran to the building, find a wheelchair then run back! (Took me >40minutes, being left alone alarmed Mum ).
I was exhausted and stressed before I even started to push her back to the building for her appointment. Basically took an hour from parking to even get Mum into the building.