"Concerned about care of my mother"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Cardiology East Surrey Hospital Cardiology RH1 5RH
Posted by Mingleman (as ),
I have just had my mother, who I have never seen cry, come home in tears whilst struggling to breath after having spent four days in Redhill Hospital.
She went in after having collapsed and now being unable to do anything even remotely active such as walking up a flight of stairs without feeling faint, being greatly short of breath and feeling weak.
She has had her heart checked in various ways, as she recently had a pacemaker fitted, yet what I find amazing is that not once has her heart been checked when under any of the stress that she went in describing. What I mean to say is not once was her heart checked without her lying on a bed resting where she feels ok.
I now find my mother sent home in hysterics and told to contact and organise to get her lungs checked.
So what I can ascertain from this is that she has been kept in for four days, had a few rudimentary checks, none of which have applied directly to her described problem, and now that she needs to go to "another ward" it seems quite simply a case of "not my problem".