"Discharge of my mother"
About: Hairmyres Hospital / Care of the Elderly Hairmyres Hospital Care of the Elderly G75 8RG Hairmyres Hospital / General Medicine Hairmyres Hospital General Medicine G75 8RG Scottish Ambulance Service / Patient Transport Service Scottish Ambulance Service Patient Transport Service EH12 9EB
Posted by W33SPK (as ),
My mother was admitted to Ward 2 at the weekend and was discharged on Sunday. Ambulance transport brought her home and put her into bed.
As they left, her carer arrived and took her to toilet. We could not believe the state she was in, she had had an incontinence pad on which had obviously been on for MANY hours as it was soaked right through and onto her pyjamas and dressing gown and had soaked the bed also (which I had just changed and had to change again! )
My mum said she had asked to be taken to the toilet whilst in the ward but no one had taken her. Whilst I appreciate the pressure staff are under, I was very disappointed at the state she arrived home in, given the fact that she has problems with her behind and regularly has open wounds on her bottom as she is bed bound.