About: University Hospital Hairmyres / Trauma & Orthopaedics (Wards 1 & 5) University Hospital Hairmyres Trauma & Orthopaedics (Wards 1 & 5) G75 8RG
Posted by CM2019 (as ),
My uncle was discharged without my cousin being involved in the process. She received a call at work to collect him. Was informed that the multidisciplinary team had deemed him fit to go home. Discharge to assess did not happen and all OT and physio assessments took place in the hospital. He can make a cup of tea and wash and dress himself. But can he get himself in and out of a shower? Can he make himself a snack? My cousin is an only child and his only carer as well as running her own business full time. At no point did they discuss a discharge plan therefor they have breached Carers rights. All that my cousin was told is that he has capacity. My uncle was sent home to an up and downstairs house with 3 walkers after a hip operation and a broken arm wrist and elbow.
At no point did they consider that a desperate person will say anything to get out of hospital. My cousin was informed that either a rehab or reablement team will visit. My cousin asked for their contact details and was told they didn’t have that information. So again my cousin is kept out of discussions despite being the only carer.
Also I would like to point out that it is appalling that there is no longer a CARER coordinator at Hairmyers hospital.