"The transition from Addenbrokes to the N&N university hospital."
About: Addenbrooke's Hospital / Accident and emergency Addenbrooke's Hospital Accident and emergency Cambridge CB2 2QQ Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital / Accident and emergency Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Accident and emergency Norwich NR4 7UY
Posted by Betst B (as ),
My father suffered a tbi in April and was taken to addenbrokes where he was put in an induced coma for four and a half weeks. The care he received in the critical care unit at addenbrokes was fantastic. He had a severe brain injury and a secondary chest infection we didn't know what the outcome would be. Luckily for us he started to improve and was eventually moved to the HDU upstairs. We were lead to believe he would be there for at least a week. To our suprise after one day on the HDU it was decided he would be transferred to the N&N.
On arrival there it seemed there was no bed for him on the HDU, he was taken to a ward and put in a side room alone. He had just spent 4 and a half weeks getting the best care to be placed in a room alone, he was confused unable to speak due to a tracheostomy and he was scared. We felt this was unacceptable.