"Disturbed by treatment of diabetic in A&E"
About: Russells Hall Hospital / Accident and emergency Russells Hall Hospital Accident and emergency Dudley DY1 2HQ
Posted by mosephine (as ),
I took a resident with bad leg, he is diabetic, his last drink was 3 pm. I repeatedly told nurses and doctors but by 10 pm I had to leave but still my resident had nothing but 1 cup of water no food and no insulin.
Bed had dried blood in seams of mattress, and also in joints of bed. Also the cubicle wasn't even given a basic clean like bin being emptied, it was literally overflowing. Doctors and nurses used it so noticed how full it was!
Also no one would give straight answer as to what was happening with the patient, I feel because they wanted me to stay as long as possible.
This was totally disturbing treatment of a vulnerable person. I never want to go back there.
I don't doubt the staff work hard or they were busy, but how long does it take to give a diabetic a drink of tea? If we did that at the home, CQC would close us down for sure.