"Bed sores"

About: Basildon University Hospital / General surgery

(as a friend),

My friend currently in Basildon hospital is very poorly, unfortunately she can now add bed sores to her ailments.

In my opinion, this is unforgivable as a simple risk assessment would have flagged that she would be a likely candidate to get a bed sore (nil by mouth, very weak, immobile). Therefore I believe she should have been given a special mattress to avoid the consistent pain and discomfort she is experiencing.

Attention Basildon Hospital - is it really so difficult to complete a tick box assessment?- or so easy to carry out what seems to be neglect? !

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