"My farther's treatment at DRI"

About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Accident and emergency Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Older people's healthcare

(as a relative),

My father was admitted via A&E last month to Doncaster Royal Infirmary and all I can say about the services is that I feel very strongly that my father was not treated in an appropriate manner. My mother gave the doctor in A&E all my father's medication but when he was admitted to the medical assessment unit they were unaware until 2 days later that my father suffered from dementia and he had not received his medication for that amount of time. My mother and sister left my father at approx 3am on the night of admission and as my father had been vomiting and was diabetic they that he would be in good hands. When she visited him the next morning at approx 11.30am she said to me she did not recognise him and he had deteriorated a lot in that short space of time. I believe my father had ingested his own vomit which led to pneumonia and subsequently he passed away.

I saw some of the nursing staff on the MAU walking around doing nothing and one nurse in particular stating in front of me and my family whilst looking at the clock "only another hour to go, only another hour till I get out of here". I do not think staff of this nature is appropriate for a hospital.

I have made an official complaint about the treatment that my poor father received and will take it as far as I can so that no other family has to witness what me and my family did.

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