"My daughter's stay at North Devon District Hospital"
About: North Devon District Hospital / Paediatrics North Devon District Hospital Paediatrics EX31 4JB
Posted by rushed524 (as ),
My daughter was admitted following an overdose. As a parent I wanted to know the worst case scenario as to what to expect. I was given a very vague answer. I left my daughter to be looked after on a paediatric ward and rang later to find out how she was and was told that information could not be divulged over the phone bearing in mind they had been informed my daughter had autism. We were told to be in at 9am to speak to the doctor and a mental health worker. The mental health worker arrived at midday and the doctor a staggering 4 and a half hours after 9am.
Whilst sitting and waiting with my daughter, I witnessed the cleaners dusting with a dry cloth and no objects were lifted to clean under and tissues and swabs were hoovered up and not picked up. My daughter also asked for her canula to be removed at 11am because of discomfort. It was finally removed at 1.45.