"Care of elderly "
About: East Surrey Hospital / Older people's healthcare East Surrey Hospital Older people's healthcare RH1 5RH
Posted by silversmithy (as ),
Visiting my mother who was admitted into Nutfield Ward today, I found that staff the were very sharp when talking to the bedridden patients suffering with varying degrees of Dementia.
I asked one of the staff for a clean drinking tumbler and showed her that my mum's one was encrusted with food, I was given a clean tumbler, I mentioned that the staff seemed very stressed and she promptly handed me a urine sample pot as well. This staff member's knowledge of English seemed very limited.
I was told by the staff that my mum could use the toilet and for her to use the walking frame, my husband and I had to lift her off the bed, she had to stop several times as she could not breathe, it was not an acceptable situation. In the emergency unit they supplied a commode. Another visitor appeared to have a grievance regarding the care given to his mother by staff, a heated discussion with a member of staff took place on the ward in front of everyone, surely this should have been dealt with in a private area.
The poor patients are left to stare at the ceiling, there is nothing to stimulate them at all, there was a TV in the room but not switched on. I feel very uneasy leaving my mum there.