"My father's long wait for a bed"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Older people's healthcare Tameside General Hospital Older people's healthcare OL6 9RW
Posted by M3foc (as ),
My dad was asked to attend the Medical Admissions Unit as a matter of urgency because he was very anaemic and needed an urgent blood transfusion.
We arrived at 10.15am and as of yet, 10.00pm he is still sat in the day room waiting for a bed! He is in his 70s has bone cancer (for which he had radiotherapy just a few days ago), prostate cancer, angina and diabetes.
There is no way he can sit in a chair all night, but we're not allowed to bring him home and back again in the morning because they have ordered the blood and he'll lose his place in the queue for a bed!
This isn't how human beings should be treated, it's totally disgusting. I wonder if anyone will actually read this, or if anyone there actually really cares because reading previous comments it doesn't seem that they do.