"Where is the duty of care?"
About: Parklands Hospital Parklands Hospital RG24 9RH
Posted by Anonymous
My father was admitted 2 weeks ago. While when there everything seems good on the surface, it is only over time you wonder where the duty of care is.
He has been allowed to sleep in the chairs in the hallway for the past week, instead of ushered into his bedroom. Due to sleeping in his clothes, he wakes up and thinks ready dressed. So after 1 week, he has been in the same clothes, with no shower, and uncomfortable sleeping.
Another example, is the doctors put him on blood pressure tables due to it being high on being admitted. We advised he has stopped taking them a month previously, due to swollen ankles. Despite 1 week ago, saying they would speak with the doctors over our concern, he is still on the tablets. His legs are now swollen up to his knees and people do not take note.
The response by the staff is that he is mobile, so they may ask him to move, but they cannot force him to stay. For the shower, they again cannot force him.
However due to the catch-22 situation, the only person that suffers is my father.