About: Croydon University Hospital Croydon University Hospital Thornton Heath CR7 7YE
Posted by Janet
Father in law declined rapidly over the weekend, was told we could not see a doctor. When asked how he was overnight was told he kept everyone awake and was difficult to deal with. I was also told his liver condition by an unqualified nurse related to alcohol abuse ( he does not drink) He was confused and hallucinating, to my mind from a. Urine infection which they had stopped tablets on the Friday. I insisted on a doctor who eventually prescribed antibiotics. I also insisted on a fluid drip as he was incapable of drinking himself and the nurses did not assist him drinking. Monday he was much improved, I seriously question that without family intervention nothing would have happened until Monday. They are thinking of sending him home, he cannot walk, feed himself, go to the toilet unaided. No one bothered to ask us what his home situation was like, instead they took the rumblings of an 86 yr man who is confused . We are now waiting for social worker to get involved. Note: we visit everyday so no excuse not to be I formed!