"Sad and helpless"
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
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I live in Canada.
My mum is 88yrs old. As a result of a fall in her home blood tests were taken.
Result was not good so they called her (which was probably scary to an 88y/o) and told her she had to go to hospital.
They took her to cramlington.
I am sure or hope that the staff told her once admitted if she need anything to use a buzzer.
My mum is 88 and with all the excitement possibly did not remember that. Without getting into a lot of details, my mother was in excruciating pain in her right leg.
It was nighttime and the room was dark.
She calling for a nurse as she saw them pass her door again and again.
Pain was so bad she ended up screaming for help.
Eventually someone came but told her unless she uses her BUZZER no one will come.
I have to say that my mum is not a person who seeks attention so this was real to her.
She would rather suffer than bother someone.
What is wrong with the world today.
Maybe there are people who scream out in hospital for no reason but for gods sake please check on the person.
It kills me to know my mum lay there in a dark room in agony with people walking by and not helping her.