"Terrible a and e care of the elderly"
About: Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Poole BH15 2JB
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My mother who is 91 and has cancer was taken to a and e by ambulance on Saturday 14/05/16, after a long time my mother had a chest xray,she had blood tests and blood pressure monitoring, a while later a doctor told me they could find nothing wrong ! Later still a nurse asked me if I could take her home, what, she cannot walk, has swollen legs and arms, and is clearly dying. They said transport would be arranged, my nephew decided him and his wife would come and get her, when they got there they had decided to admit her, strange as there was nothing wrong with her ? I asked a doctor, how do you know how far the cancer has spread, the reply was 'well we don't, unless we do a scan, which we won't, because we won't treat her' outrageous ! We left my mother in the incapable hands of the nursing staff overnight. At 10.30 the next day I got a call from a registrar who seemed to be a bit annoyed as they said my mother was dying, as I knew, they said if she had been sent home it would have been catastrophic, she died at 7pm on Sunday 15/05/16, Shame on you Poole hospital for the abysmal care that you show the old folk of Poole town who have contributed all their lives.