"4 weeks in hospital with rapid decline of..."

my sister in law was admitted onto ward 5 on 25/08/2015 having suffered several falls,since being admitted,she has had an xray,which staff say showed nothing adverse she fell again while attempting to use ward toilet,since which time she has being moved to and from bed,using a hoist and no attempt to keep her mobile has been made,her leg is turning outwards,and she has no feeling in her lower legs,yet nothing seems to be done,today we are informed that she has become incontinent and is to be sent to queen elizabeth hospital but dont know when,given symptoms i would have thought this a medical emergency as i myself suffer with spinal problems and to me though a layman,it could be slow onset cauda equina,which if the case needs urgent attention,and if nothing is done, and that does prove to be the case her incontinence could be permanent.

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Response from Moseley Hall Hospital

Thank you for posting your comments and concerns about your sister-in-law's condition.

I am sorry her symptoms have worsened since her admission to Moseley Hall Hospital.

I have forwarded your comments to Matron and to the Clinical Director as well as the Clinical Team Leader for Ward 5 in order for them to review the situation.

I would be happy to arrange for you to meet Matron and the doctor to talk about your concerns at the earliest opportunity. You are welcome to speak directly with the Clinical Team Leader to arrange this if you prefer; however if you would like me to organise this on your behalf, please email me alison.last@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk or phone 0121 466 7128 giving me your contact details.

I will be happy to help you to address your concerns with the clinical team.

Alison Last

Associate Director of Patient Experience

Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust

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