"Elderly mother in law with long wait for discharge"
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital / Older people's healthcare Royal Blackburn Hospital Older people's healthcare BB2 3HH
Posted by dadunn (as ),
After being told by the doctor (ward c10 ) that she could go home, at 10 am we arrived to take my mother in law home at 2pm visiting time we had her husband who is 83 with us, we was told she could go home once the discharge letter had been done and her medication was ready.
The tablets she was waiting for may I add was 1 tablet, that's one box of tablets, at 4-30 nothing was done and nothing was ready. I must add my wife was with me who is a HCA and had a night shift to go to.
The nurses exct was informed of this, at 7-30 pm we was still waiting. I had to arrange for my mother in laws grandson to come and pick her and her husband up on there way back from Blackpool as I had to leave to take my wife to work, who had been here all day may I add.
My mother in law was finally given her tablets and letter which I might add was with a porter apparently, as the pharmacy had shut at 6pm. My mother in law was allowed to leave and go home at last at 8-45pm.
I think that this is not acceptable and after being told at 10am as well makes it even worse. My 83 year old father in law was there since 2pm and not once was he or us given an explanation as to why it was taking so long and he was not offered a drink or anything in all that time.