"My mums a and e admission"
About: Croydon University Hospital / Accident and emergency Croydon University Hospital Accident and emergency Thornton Heath CR7 7YE
Posted by Cocerned (as ),
My mum was admitted to a&e early morning as she had fallen. She was complaining of back pain she was given an X-ray and pain relief and diagnosed with a urine infection. She was then sent up to the observation ward. I questioned several times why she was not on IV antibiotics but was told she was on tablets. I queried that she had not been given any pills around teatime it was noted that they had in fact not given any antibiotic to my mum who is elderly. She was unsteady on her feet due to infection but despite asking nurse on 5 separate occasions (the same nurse) my mum was not given antibiotic until the evening - 11 hours after admission. I find this absolutely disgusting.