"Poor treatment for an elderly gentleman"
About: Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester LE1 5WW
Posted by Anonymous
My Father entered the royal infirmary before christmas he was in the Fielding Johnson building.His treatment was adequate but there seemed to be no communication between different departments in the hospital. He was released on the the 27th december. He had an appoitment for late afternoon on the 31st of December to let him know about a growth in his throat for which his heart medication had been stopped. He was telephoned to ask if he could come early for his appointment(85 years old recent hip operation no car) he tried but was unable to change transport. He then telephoned hospital to say he needed to keep same appointment and was told it had been put back one week.He remained on temporary medication no consultation. On the friday my brother telephoned ambulance he was admitted at 8am assessed and put on emergency medical ward at 10am. My brothers were with him they said that he appeared to be in distress they appealed to staff.They were told he should push the bedside bellpush this was not even connected. Treatment was started approx 7pm my father died at 11pm on 4th of january 2013 it took 5days to get a death certificate.I am absolutely distraught this true gentleman deservered so much more than he received.
Hope not to get old and fall ill at chrismas.
I do hope the hospital take note and try to treat people as though it is their parents they are looking after.This is just a brief resume.
Loving son of Fred