"Concerned about basic care"
About: Broomfield Hospital Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford CM1 7ET
Posted by GiovanniS (as ),
My uncle was very weak. On several occasions when visiting I found him without fluids, sometimes the bottle was half empty with a straw that was too short to reach the drink. On many other occasions the drinks were out of reach and he was extremely thirsty.
I complained and was told that he needed help to drink. This was simply untrue as I had just seen him drink unaided from two bottles. On other occasions I found unused pillows dumped on his legs and his bed hadn't been extended so he was very uncomfortable, I had to ask several times.
It may have just been coincidence that these things happened on my visits but I am writing so that other families can look out for it.