"Lack of basic care."
About: Chase Farm Hospital Chase Farm Hospital Enfield EN2 8JL
Following a fall my mother was admitted to Chase Farm Hospital and received an emergency hip replacement. Medically she recovered well from this and was given compression socks to wear following the surgery. She was in Canterbury ward for a few days before being transferred to Adelaide Ward for a week and then again transferred to Cape Town Ward when the Medical Block was closed down. At no time during her stay in any of these wards were her compression socks removed, even though she asked various nurses to take them off and wash her legs and feet. Eventually, after she had been in Cape Town Ward for a couple of days, at her strong insistence, they were finally removed (after nearly three weeks). She now has an ulcer on her leg caused by the continuous wear of the socks. I have been given to understand that compression socks should be changed daily and not worn at night. Why is this basic procedure not being followed at Chase Farm Hospital?