"Upset by my daughter's care"
About: Pilgrim Hospital / General surgery Pilgrim Hospital General surgery PE21 9QS
Posted by ria (as ),
My 17 year old daughter was admitted to Boston Pilgrim Hospital with severe abdominal pain.
She was sent up to a hip and joint replacement ward as there were no other beds available, so was surrounded by very elderly patients. She was in severe pain when she arrived and I requested pain killers for her but she was unable to be given them as the drug records had not been sent from A& E. After about an hour, she was given 2 Tramadol tablets by a nurse. 20 minutes later another nurse attempted to give her 2 more Tramadol tablets - if I had not been there to point out she had already had the tablets, she would have been given the double dose - the first nurse had not recorded that she had given her tablets.
Later she was moved to another ward and her drip was turned off while she was being moved - they forgot to turn it back on and as she was nil by mouth, she went about 4 hours with no fluids and was crying with thirst when I arrived (she had a very high temperature and was vomiting a lot).
They also forgot to tell the new ward that she was booked in for a scan, so she missed that.
She was unable to wash and change her nightie herself because of her drip but no one ever brought her a bowl of water to wash with, helped change her nightie or helped her shower - I had to do this when I visited.
To add insult to injury, I told a doctor that she had just thrown up her medication and a nurse then stormed in and told her off for throwing her drugs away. The doctor was not British and had not understood what I said.
I will never let my daughter be admitted to that hospital again.