"A TV, radio or daily paper is needed"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Older people's healthcare East Surrey Hospital Older people's healthcare RH1 5RH
Posted by Neice (as ),
I have an elderly uncle who was admitted to East Surrey Hospital three weeks ago after suffering a fall. He is confined to bed unable to get to the shop. There are no facilities available to buy a daily paper. There are no working televisions.
So apart from the occasional visitor he is left lying in bed with nothing to occupy his mind. The radio is turned on low in the ward so he can't hear it. There are no staff who can help to get his hearing aid working.
He now appears to have picked up an eye infection and a cough since arrival.
The Queen's Jubilee is coming up, I am sure lots of hospital inpatients would appreciate being able to watch this historical event. Years ago television rooms were available that you could be wheeled into. Why are these facilities no longer available?
All I see when I visit is an elderly man who is physically frail being left to lie in bed all day.