"I visited my father after his admission..."
About: Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington DL3 6HX
Posted by JAH
What could be improved
I visited my father after his admission to W14 place seemed like a warzone. Cluttered corridors visitors and staff milling around (some staff watching and commenting on on going soap operas).Very little privacy. Toilet had loose dangerous seat and despite the need for cleanliness the soap dispenser was incorrectly fitted and unusable
Unable to provide him with a walker to get to the toilet i was given a wheel chair and then had to lift him on and off the loo despite him being admitted with a head injury after a fall.
There seemed to be no one really in charge and at one point when visitors were asked to vacate the room because of the use of an xray machine doctors were openly discussing ca ase across us in the corridor.
Some staff seemed unaware of their duties and seemed to be looking for something to do (or not as the case may be)