"District Nurses from Stranraer Medical Centre"
About: Dumfries & Galloway Community Services / District Nursing Dumfries & Galloway Community Services District Nursing
Posted by SWM123 (as ),
I am disgusted by the lack of care and help given to my elderly parents.
District Nurses failures caused an ulcer to develop on my Mum's heel 9 months ago.
Now they refuse to give any wound management help at all. Despite assurances from NHS-24 that someone will attend ,Got a phonecall today that no one will attend now "patients are responsible for their own wound management " What about duty of care ?? NHS 24 doctor also promised CIC wound management team would attend, but her GP refused to co- operate. District Nurses also say untrue things, saying my Mum won't take painkillers. She can't take the very strong ones as they make her ill.
Then they falsely say she is happy with her care, claiming she signed a form. So where is it ?
District Nurses claim they will only attend the dead and dying Really ?
They also refused to give my Dad eyedrops after surgery, despite instructions from the surgeon. They even refused to co operate with the local Social Care Dept. that tried to organise help. My Dad is now blind. My mum tried to give the eyedrops, but it was too much, as she has arthritis in her hands, spinal injury and osteoporosis and painful foot ulcer (caused by them ). She ended up having a bad fall. An Xray revealed deep soft tissue damage. Luckily nothing broken or fractured. A District Nurse claimed she had shown my mum what to do and she managed easily . Untrue and disgraceful!
Not all the District Nurses are bad, but I have seen too little of the good ones.
It's not just my parents suffering bad or no care, from what I have seen, especially among the elderly. They don't always have someone to speak up for them.
In my opinion, it seems like certain District Nurses are using COVID as a reason to withdraw virtually all care from the most vulnerable. And in my experience, they only get help when it's an emergency, get admitted to hospital , and risk contracting COVID .