"Not good enough"
About: Kettering General Hospital Kettering General Hospital Kettering NN16 8UZ
Posted via NHS Choices
My elderly mother recently had to use the ambulance service and KGH, after suffering acute stomach problems. After initial assessment by a paramedic, he called for an 'urgent' ambulance to come to tKe her to KGH. It took 2 1/2 hours to arrive. The care she received while at A&E was good but ridiculously slow. She was then put on Deene Ward A. She was woken up by a nurse 3 times during the night to fill out forms and be asked questions she had answered already several times. The ward was loud with all of the noise coming from staff. It was cold, untidy and chaotic. The doctor who eventually came round in the morning was rude, abrupt and belittling towards her. She had no water and had to ask for tea and toast in the morning. That was all she was given by 1pm. No water, nothing. Meanwhile nurses hurried about shouting and talking loudly about their own problems with no respect or consideration for the patients.