"Discharge from hospital of my mother"
About: Amersham Hospital Amersham Hospital Amersham HP7 0JD
Posted by Maryrose (as ),
My mother was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after having a fall, she is 88 years old. I was told on Wednesday afternoon that she was behind discharged and they were arranging transport. She came home with a red cross car and we were very grateful to them. The problem was that she was sent home in the hospital gown, no underwear and a short jacket which did not cover her properly. Mum said they did not put her clothes on or use her dressing gown because it was short notice. I also asked if they had arranged for the district nurse to come again to administer her insulin as she has diabetes, macular degeneration and dementia I was told that this was being arranged. The following day the nurse did not come as they had not been informed of the discharge. My mother did not have her insulin until 3. 30pm. I do appreciate that the staff are busy but this is not good enough. I am sorry to have to complain but I hope this does not happen to anyone else.