"My mother's difficult experience in Macclesfield"
About: Macclesfield District General Hospital / Accident and emergency Macclesfield District General Hospital Accident and emergency Macclesfield District General Hospital / Older people's healthcare Macclesfield District General Hospital Older people's healthcare
Posted by note125 (as ),
All I can say about Macclesfield hospital is that the entire building needs cleaning. I was truly appalled by the conditions that I saw in the hospital. My mother had C Diff during her stay on wards 3 and 7. She died in Macclesfield hospital in July. My mother fell ill in her nursing home, and though we tried to get a GP to visit her, we could not get one to visit during the night. We had to call her an ambulance. My mother soiled herself in the ambulance, and they stripped the dirty clothes off her and placed them in a carrier. Now, that carrier bag followed my mother around the hospital for three days! It went with her from A&E (where we had to wait from 8pm until 1am for the one doctor on duty to give her a pain killer, when my mother was crying with agony), through the two wards she visited during her stay. We asked and asked for the bag to be removed, eventually having to threaten to inform that newspaper, before they disposed of the soiled material. From what I saw, the whole place seemed dirty. I'm not surprised the people get infections. Nobody insists visitors use the sink at entrance of the wards. People need educating about washing their hands. We should enforce this until they learn. I even saw blood stains on the floors for several days. There was soap dispenser at the sink near my mother's bed, which my family and I used regularly. However, after 3 days a doctor came and shouted at the nurse, informing her that this soap was not effective against C Diff. They changed the soap, but what about all the days before that? We had an appalling experience at Macclesfield.