"Delays getting hospital bed"
About: Tameside General Hospital / General medicine Tameside General Hospital General medicine OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
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My wife had a fall from her bed – she was catching up on her sleep. Ambulance services came within about 15 minutes. Could not find a pulse, kept checking for one. In time they decided to take her to Tameside Hospital – this part was quite good.
She spent approximately 44 days in hospital and died there in January. I had had a bed set up at home for her to be cared for from the next day.
When we arrived at hospital it seemed a long time before we were seen and got a bed for her. She was on ward 45. I think the care can be improved with more communication.