"Accident and Emergency care"
About: Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary / Accident & Emergency Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary Accident & Emergency DG1 4AP
Posted by RHAG (as ),
My 90 year old father in law spent 4 hours between 12 and 4 am being seen about haematuria which had been ongoing for 4 days. He has an indwelling catheter and sporadic problems of this nature however he has never had it last so long. At 4 in the morning they sent him home alone. He was going to be admitted however they changed their minds and said he would get an emergency Urology appointment instead. He did not object as he was tired being 4 in the morning. It was now a Friday am and so there was no way that an emergency appointment would be made for him to attend until at least a week after his original complaint which does not seem good patient care on any level. Can I ask you to consider whether it is truly felt that a 90 year old man with relatives 90 miles away was best served by being sent away to an empty home at 4 in the morning?