"the shameful treatment of my mum"
About: William Harvey Hospital William Harvey Hospital Ashford TN24 0LZ
Posted by kat
My mum was admitted to a&e in the early part of April,she had breathing difficulties,a vicelike pain around her neck and palpitations,she was blind,diabetic and disabled,we were kept waiting in a&e all day for a bed during which time my mum was subjected to the worst treatment i have ever seen,Her blindness was not taken into account whenever they grabbed her arms for blood or to check her blood pressure,she was terrified everytime someone came into the cubicle as no-one thought to tell her what they were doing despite the fact that we had repeatedly told them that mum was blind, when we finally got onto the cdu ward she was manhandled onto a bed with me trying to calm her fears as they were rough and had not told her what they were doing,we waited for a doctor who finally came...he was very rude and sarcastic,he said that all that was wrong with my mum was her tablets,we were not happy about the diagnosis and insisted she stay the night,at which point he threw his arms wide and said in a sarcastic voice why not theres plenty of room!!! my mum was very distressed at that point and wanted to go home as he had made her feel like a nuisance,once home again she continued to be breathless and have palpitations but she would not go back to hospital because of this doctor and the way he made her feel,sadly the following week my mum passed away from cardiac hypertrophy...which have the same symptoms! This doctor upset and frightened my mum he made her feel as though she was a nuisance,all i can ask now is had she gone in before that would she have been saved? I hope that doctor that treated my mum in this awful way will have this on his conscience forever,i will find out his name and i will write personally to him,he might not of been there at my mums death and maybe nothing could have been done but his disgusting attitude frightened and upset her to the point she would not go in,and for that i place my mums death firmly at his door......