"Treatment of Old People"

About: Russells Hall Hospital

So far my mother has spent 40 hours in A & E without a bed or proper sleeping facilities. Bad enough for anyone but my mother is eighty three!! Yes, eighty three!! What are you thinking about in allowing this type of treatment in 2013!

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Response from Russells Hall Hospital

Thank you, Royston, for taking the trouble to post your feedback. We sincerely and wholeheartedly apologise for the length of time your mother waited to be seen in our Accident and Emergency Department. This is really most regrettable and not the kind of experience we would wish for any of our patients. In common with A&E departments across the region, we are seeing an unprecedented demand for our emergency services but we try very hard to maintain high standards of care. We have clearly failed you and your mother on this occasion. We would encourage you to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on free phone 0800 073 0510 to give us more information about your mother’s experience which we will use to improve the care we offer.

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