"Concerns about cleanliness on stroke ward"
About: Royal Lancaster Infirmary / Older people's healthcare Royal Lancaster Infirmary Older people's healthcare LA1 4RP
Posted by jayrose (as ),
I was visiting my mother in ward 23 in Lancaster Infirmary as she had been admitted with having a stroke.
What I witnessed in there was disgusting. My mother was left one night to urinate herself because she wasn't taken to the toilet. Patients being ignored constantly, the toilets dirty all the time and one time in the day room I saw dried blood on the floor that was there for days.
And then there was a outbreak of norovirus and no visitors were allowed in for a week, but when the ward was open again they said it was all gone, but I myself witnessed patients being sick, and then they closed it again and reopened it, and on the day my mother left they closed it again, and my mother ending up giving it to the rehab place were she went.
Surely she shouldn't have been sent to a rehab unit if she had norovirus, then I myself caught it, and now today I've just been diagnosed with E. coli.
The place is disgusting and in a year they have had norovirus four times in one year in that hospital. I know that the only place I could have caught these illnesses is in that hospital because I haven't been anywhere else, or used any public toilets anywhere else, only there.