"More care for the elderly and vulnerable required"
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
Posted via nhs.uk
My father had to attend A and E due to a fall resulting in a head injury.
Upon collecting him I was surprised that he had not been able to get any food.
He is over 81 and an insulin dependent diabetic and had not eaten since breakfast until I collected him at 530pm due to a lunchtime fall. Due to the fall he was not able to take his walker with him.
I am surprised that nobody was able to help him get food and he was told that it was not a service that they provided.
When I collected him his words were slurred.
I'm not expecting him to be given a three course meal but due to his health problems and mobility issues I am sure someone could have got him a sandwich.
He had money on him but was too unsteady to walk unassisted.
If he had fallen into a hypo, he may have been admitted!
He was happy with his treatment but I feel that not helping a vulnerable person to get something to eat is unacceptable in 2017!