" Poor experience in Pontefract"

About: Pontefract General Infirmary

(as the patient),

A friend of mine was in Pontefract Hospital and had a hole deep in his chest which oozed gunk. He was sent home! The oozing got worse and worse until his Dr sent him back to hospital.As a diabetic he was put onto insulin which the nurses administered, but they did not seem to know what they were doing as he regularly went into near comas with low blood sugar. If this was not bad enough he was told that he was to be put into a side room on his own because the man in the next bed to him on the main ward had MRSA and the medical teams did not want my friend to catch it. I cannot believe that this happened, surely the MRSA sufferer would have been moved so as not to infect anyone else. My friend being rather poorly did not question this and I was not with him, or I would have done.The toilet in this side room was filthy with paper on the floor and so it remained for days, until I went in and cleaned it. My friends oozing did not stop, he became more and more ill and then died. Patient Opinion forwarded this opinion to Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust who have sent us this reply: “Patient care is our utmost priority and we take complaints and concerns extremely seriously. “We are committed to working very hard to prevent MRSA infection and we have implemented a number of preventative actions to tackle infection control on a daily basis within all of our hospitals. "We would encourage direct contact from the family so that we can address the concerns relating to this gentleman’s care and treatment during his stay at Pontefract General Infirmary.
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