"Hospital review"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital

My 15 month old neice was emergency admitted by her family GP with breathing difficulties; upon arrival the first question her parents were asked wasnt whats her name, whats the problem or even how old is she. NO the first question a nurse asked was what religion is she?!! My neice was then passed from pillar to post by staff, each one less competent/ interested than the last. My neice was finally diagnosed with a serious chest infection given medicine and sent home; even though a member of staff said she should have been admitted so an introvenous course of medicine could be administered to clear the infection with her being so young/poorly. Two weeks later my neice was blue lighted to hospital again by her GP as she could not breath?! This time she was diagnosed with severe/chronic asthma!? Did she get appropriate treatment? No. Instead a nurse pinned my 15 month old neice to a bed when she was scared of the inhaler mask being crushed onto her face at which point her mum physically threw the `nurse` out of the room.

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Response from Royal Oldham Hospital

We are sorry to read your comment regarding your niece’s visit to the Children’s and Adolescent department at the Royal Oldham Hospital. If you wish to discuss your concerns, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0161 604 5897. We will also forward your comment to the department manager.

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