"My dad's treatment on F18, queens Medical centre, Nottingham"

About: Queen's Medical Centre / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as a relative),

My dad was admitted last year with a broken back and generally unwell,

Half of the staff didn't know about his condition and we're pulling him about and he was in great pain and discomfort.

he became more and more poorly and also was suffering delirium and ended up with pneumonia.

I found him in the middle of the bay one day sobbing his heart out because he was very confused he had swore at the nurse, ( and I can assure you my dad was a true gent who at 75 wouldn't swear at a lady if he was of sound mind).

So the nurse wheeled him in the middle of the bay and left him, and let everyone in the bay look at him cry,

When I arrived I was mortified, my dad wasn't fed properly and lost so much weight it was pitiful, we fed dad when we went to visit which was everyday for seven weeks until we asked to take him home as they said he was basically going to die and they couldn't really say what of and stopped treating him. He passed away at home two weeks later, but he was with all of his family and looked after by us and the carers and treetops hospice at home who were absolutely fantastic.

He was left wet and dirty on many occasions I am appalled by his treatment.

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

My condolences to you and your family on the death of your father.

I am deeply concerned to read the account of your father’s treatment. I am grateful for you bringing this to my attention. I appreciate some time has passed but I would very much like to discuss the concerns you raise here with you personally. If you wish to do so, please get in touch with me on 0115 924 9924 ext. 66619.

Kind regards,

Andrew Riley,

Matron, Health Care of Older People