"Unable to reach a doctor to receive information"
About: The Whittington Hospital The Whittington Hospital London N19 5NF
Posted by Anonymous
My mother, Ruth age 87, has been at Whittington since March 27 after a fall at home. I, her daughter, live in Mexico. I have been calling the hospital every day, but so far have not been able to talk to a doctor. The nurses, who seem to be very busy, have no time and as they say cannot give information over the phone even though I am the only relative my mother has. The scant information I get is conflicting. One day I am told there is a fracture, the next day that my mother is undergoing physiotherapy but with no precise diagnosis. Last night I was told my mother had pneumonia. When I called today I was told what she had for breakfast but nothing about her hip or pneumonia. I was told, once again, to call on Monday and talk to the doctor, something I do every day without ever reaching him or her. Either the doctor has not come yet or is no longer in the ward. The situation is very frustrating.