"Horrified by complete disregard of elderly."
About: Addenbrooke's Hospital Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge CB2 0QQ
My 88 year old diabetic mother in law sent home this evening with a catheter in place. She lives alone with carers visiting during the day. They are unable to change catheter , no instructions were sent home with her. No letter of discharge was sent home with her for her doctor. In other words it's Friday lets just send elderly and infirm home regardless ! Her nearest family member lives an hour and a half away. This is obviously not an ideal situation but we could have made arrangements to liaise and arrange to be there for her.