About: Freeman Hospital Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7DN
What could be improved
my husband went into ward 1 for a bladder biosy on 31st jan and was discharged 1st feb. he was told to take all his medication with him so he took 12 different boxes of tablets which we were told to put in the locker. he took the recommended tablets before he went in at 6am and wasnt given any more medication whilst he was there, so his monday night and tuesday morning medication was not administered. went i went to collect him he was having bother getting to the toilet in time and had dribbled so he had to change before coming home. i went to the nurses room and asked if they had pads as he needed protection to get home in the taxi. i was given 6 pads for him but i felt he should have been offered these as this must be a common problem after this procedure- not good enough!
we reported to ward 1 as requested at 7 am and sat in the day room with several of people until 9 30 when he was told a bed was now available. at that time there was 3 other patients still waiting for beds.