"Absolutely Shocking Treatment of Elderly"
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
My 84 year old father was admitted on Saturday evening with a suspected stroke.
Fortunately everything was OK and was just kept in for observation for 2 evenings.During this time he was left wearing the same clothes that he came in with, he was not even given a wash.
He had to sleep in his day clothes! When he was eventually discharged on Monday evening he arrived at the sheltered accommodation he lives in without his correct medication, his morphine tablets missing.
The warden contacted the hospital to arrange for them to be taxied to the home but they would not do this.
Warden rang myself at 9.30 in the evening to see if anybody could go to collect.
My husband had to go to the hospital, park, wait for the morphine to be dispensed, sign for it and travel to the sheltered accommodation, a round trip of an hour and a half at least.
Ward sister said the staff must have been busy when he was discharged!
If there had been no family with transport to run up to the hospital my father would have been without morphine and would have been in extreme pain.
This is totally unacceptable!