"Lack of communication."
About: The Tunbridge Wells Hospital The Tunbridge Wells Hospital Tunbridge Wells TN2 4QJ
Posted by Jim
Hi, Just spent 24 hrs in the hospital. Staff I met were all super and very pleasant. However I noted there is no joined up communication between departments, .During the time I was there I was moved a number of times between , triage nurse, ECG, X-RAY Dept. Blood samples, clinical assement, and final spent the night in ward, Several time the staff told me that they had been looking for me and had not been aware of my moves. In fact when my wife came to visit me she was told that they had discharged me some hours previously ! and she went home distressed. When I was eventualy released from the ward I was given a letter for my GP from A&E stating that I had attended A&E, but did not wait for treatment !!!! I was in fact in a ward and had seen a number of doctors including the cardiac team.! Jim Buchanan