"Poor care of my father in the CDU"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital / Accident and emergency Queen Elizabeth Hospital Accident and emergency Birmingham B15 2TH
Posted by shabz256 (as ),
My father, in his 90s, was taken to QE accident and emergency after complaining of pain in the ribs after a fall.
Upon being checked he had very low blood pressure 76/30 and was taken almost immediately to a cubicle. It took hours in the A&E before being told he would be admitted to the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU). This is after being told he was going home by one doctor only to be told he would have to remain by another doctor.
I left my father at the CDU at around 8pm and returned with my family at 12 noon the next day. I saw my father with his bottoms off, and laying in his own urine. He was naked from the bottom down and other women and well as men could see.
I pulled the curtains around and removed the wet bed linen and changed him, still no nurse in sight. My father looked severely dehydrated and hadn't eaten anything since the last time I gave him his protein shake at around 2pm, some 22 hours ago. I checked the chart on the side of his bed and could see the nurse had ticked that my father had eaten and all was well.
How disgusting to tick away, and not bother about the patient. I complained to a male nurse but I feel this is something which will continue.
The new QE Hospital may have been built at a cost of several million but the patient care is poor.