"Does the NHS have shares in Type2 Diabetes?"

About: Wokingham Community Hospital

My elderly father was recently admitted to the Royal Berkshire Hospital with acute delerium. I cannot praise the initial nursing and medical care too highly. They threw everything at him an undoubtedly saved his life.

He was then transferred to Wokingham Hospital for rehab. I have three comments.

1) Why is there no physio over the weekend? It means patients take two steps forwards during the weekdays, then one step back over the weekend. I realise there is a cost attached to having 7-day physio avialable but surely there would be a massive saving overall for helping patients recover sooner, being discharged earlier and releasing the bed? 3) My father is mordbidly obese and has the most impressive sleep apnoea I've ever seen. No one picked up on this till I pointed it out.

3) Diet: Yesterday evening my dad was ate a small cup of vegetable soup followed by 6 (six) sandwiches; a massive helping of trifle; a small tub of ice-cream folllowed by a cup of tea and a small pack of biscuits. I repeat he is morbidily obese. This meal alone was probalbly more input calories than he will consume in 24 hours. And worse still what he was offered was of marginal (if any) nutritional value. Why no diatetic assessment? Does the NHS have shares in type2 diabetes?

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Response from Wokingham Community Hospital


Thank you for your posting and your useful comments. They will help us to improve our services moving forward. I am aware that you received a response from staff at Wokingham Hospital and that there are open lines of communication. If you have further queries or you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me .

Alternatively, you could contact your local Healthwatch organisation for assistance. Contact details can be found on our website. www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk

Yours Sincerely,

Trevor Lyalle

Patient Advice & Liaison Service

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0118 9605027 e mail: bht@berkshire.nhs.uk

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