"Lack of communication"
About: Monklands District General Hospital / General Medicine Monklands District General Hospital General Medicine ML6 0JS
Posted by moviecafe (as ),
Wife was admitted to hospital with a referral from doctor was kept in for scan was told she was being kept in waiting for bed in ward 21. Wife was very bright on the Tuesday night when visiting when I asked about the scan was told she had got it and were waiting for results. Tonight (Wednesday) she's still in ERU unit nurse that took blood pressure was asked if someone could speak to me about her as she was worse and I wanted to know why. While I was waiting a porter came to take her to ward 21 nobody bothered to tell her or me about this l had to pack all her things away to take up to ward still nobody came to help or tell us what was happening. When we were in ward 21 I asked them about my wife and what was happening the nurse checked notes and said it looks like she has had another stroke. As my wife can't communicate after last one 4 years ago I feel badly let down that no one could be bothered to tell me.
We had called twice to ask how she was but nobody seemed to notice that she was worse than the day before when you ask for someone to speak to you they don't bother. I do understand that the department is very busy but it only takes a minute to tell someone that doctor or nurse will speak to you later but to not tell you she's going to another ward when they must have arranged this is very poor.