"Inconsistent information and lack of treatment or..."
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham B15 2WB
Posted by Anonymous
Following admission to ward 518 from A&E via CDU none of the care/treatment discussions for my mother who struggles with vascular dementia appear to have been followed up and the information from both doctors and nurses has been worryingly inconsistent. She has been allowed to sleep through meal times, eaten very little and not given regular medication required. Water is provided in an off putting red jug with a red glass that is most unappealing. The great fall back food of toast is banned so not available.Despite providing own nightgowns and underwear hospital gowns and incontinence pads have been used for convenience. My mother's condition has continued to deteriorate rather than improve and we have been told that despite being clinically unwell she will be discharged to another ward without any proper assessment of whether or not she requires continuity of care. Palliative boosts of vitamins are being offered in place of proper care and nourishment. There is no stimulation offered so people sit staring at walls reading signs above the bed and counting light fittings. Funding for TVs/radios missed this ward.