"Lack of wheelchairs at Glasgow Royal Infirmary"
About: Glasgow Royal Infirmary / General Surgery Glasgow Royal Infirmary General Surgery G4 0SF
Posted by bazil (as ),
My brother arrived at Hospital to undergo a hind quarter amputation.
We asked at reception for a wheelchair but there were none and the receptionist apologised and said that she could phone for a porter but did not know how long that would take. We asked her to phone the ward 62 but she said that another patient had been unable to get a chair earlier in the day. My brother dragged his leg all the way to the ward. (across a large foyer and two long corridors. ) Can you imagine my brothers stress, pain and humiliation before undergoing major major surgery?
We have visited two other hospitals recently Ninewells and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and wheelchairs are available at the entrance.
We hope that raising this issue will remedy the situation and so help other sick patients.