"Lack of basic care and follow up"
About: Wansbeck Hospital / General surgery Wansbeck Hospital General surgery NE63 9JJ
Posted by benanna (as ),
My Mother attended Wansbeck Hospital as a day patient for gall bladder surgery.
To cut a long, very long story short, it went badly wrong and she ended up in ITU for 2 weeks, very lucky to survive. I have no gripes with the nurses/doctors on ITU they were fantastic, but once she was well enough to be on a ward, it was if she was just forgotten about.
One night, she couldn't reach her buzzer and call to say she needed the loo, she ended up wetting the bed, the nurse who eventually came around was very rude, treating her in the most disgusting manner, making her sit in wet nightclothes while she changed the bed, and speaking to her as if she were senile.
None of the staff bothered to come and speak to us about her progress or recovery and she was placed on 4 different wards before being discharged.
Following her hospital stay, there has been no follow up appointments, she has been left with a huge incisional hernia and post traumatic stress from her ordeal, she has since been diagnosed with bladder cancer, however we have chosen to use the Freeman Hospital instead and I must say, what a difference. Staff who care about their patients and actually bother to speak to the family.