"Ward 18 Oncology"

About: Scunthorpe General Hospital

The staff on this ward give serious concern. 2 Healthcare Assistants think it highly amusing that a patient with a pressure sore on the bottom of the spine should be made to sit in a chair on said spine. The pressure sore went unnoticed for a time until my wife rang and asked them to look at it. Several important issues were not recorded in my notes and when this was raised the notes were hastily updated using the dates that had been missed ! I am sure this is illegal. I think that they should be given palliative and McMillan awareness training. Because most of them have no respect or compassion for cancer patients at all. A Doctor did not like being asked direct questions concerning my condition and wanted to discharge me even though i was immobile. The doctor became aggressive towards my wife. A nurse later came and offered me a PALs information form just in case I wanted to complain. ! Was this to pacify the situation ? After a couple of weeks on this ward I was moved to another Ward . Thank goodness, the change in atmosphere was amazing.

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Response from Scunthorpe General Hospital

Hello, I'm very sorry to hear about this. Please can I ask you to contact one of our matrons, Dawn Ojadi, to discuss this in more detail? Dawn works at both Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals but either switchboard would be able to put you in touch with her or 'bleep' her if she is not in an office. SGH 01724 282282, Grimsby 01472 874111. Kind regards, Sarah Mainprize

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