"Impressed with patience shown to confused patients "
About: Westmorland General Hospital / Urology Westmorland General Hospital Urology LA9 7RG
Posted by Nifty611 (as ),
As the carer of a husband who has suffered vascular dementia for 11 years I appreciate how difficult it is to get a response when trying to diagnose whether he is comfortable, thirsty, hungry, needing to visit the lavatory etc. I visited everyday for two weeks and was impressed by the patience shown to some of the more confused patients, by all the staff. As far as my husbands case was concerned, he was admitted with a stubborn urine infection, and the hospital was informed that he had scarcely eaten for 8 days and was not drinking either. I was surprised that a food intake chart was only begun 4 or 5 days into his stay. Nevertheless, I was (am) grateful that it was started and very happy to be taking him home. In future I will be keeping a note of his liquid intake. Your care of him made it possible for me to recharge my batteries and appreciate that “my lot” could be much worse! I was very stressed!