"My mother's stroke was not investigated"
Posted by Selsdon (as ),
My mother suffered a potential stroke in early January. She was taken by ambulance to the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.
In the ambulance the staff told my wife that it looked like a bad stroke.
During 13 days in East Surrey, my mother never had one scan to see if they could find out the cause. I think that is totally unacceptable. We were given excuse after excuse, and it raised major questions in our minds as to what the staff were treating.
Eventually, we were forced to move her. As soon as this was raised, the staff lost interest. She was moved by private ambulance to London, and within 2 days the scans were done and we had it confirmed that a stroke had taken place. A blocked artery in the back of the neck was the cause, with a fragment breaking off into the back of the brain.
I have written to the hospital demanding an explanation. I think my mother was put at risk.