"Lack of beds"

About: Monklands District General Hospital / General Surgery

(as a relative),

Father admitted to Monklands after severe abdominal pains (PMH stomach CA & resent chemo), took 3 days to CT him, no one spoke to us & when we approached the nursing staff they didn't know anything..except he has a perforation "somewhere"& they are waiting on a bed at WGEN... Due to there being no beds in the surgical ward he is left at Monklands suffering & in agony & no idea when a bed will be available. It's not his fault there's a bed shortage yet he has to suffer, I don't think that this is patient care.

It's awful having to watch him in so much pain & distress, he's been through enough.

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Response from Ruth Thompson, Chief of Nursing Services, Monklands Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear Niz

Thank you for taking the time to post your Father's experience here at Monklands Hospital. I appreciate this is a very difficult and stressful time for you.

Can you please contact Melanie McLean on 01236 713065 in order that we can investigate your concerns and arrange for someone in the clinical team to speak with your Father and yourself.

Kind regards


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