"Lack of communication from staff at Stepping Hill"

About: Stepping Hill Hospital / Gastroenterology

(as a relative),

My 54 year old father in law was admitted for the 1st time in May and has had 5 stays since, since then he had been diagnosed with rheumatoid, duodenitis, liver cirrhosis, heart failure.

He has visited various wards, meet various Doctors had every test in the hospital with not one result ever given, not one follow up appointment by any the Doctors after these quite severe diagnoses. He is currently on A15 fighting for his life after a week's stay on Intensive Care, his lungs have begun to fail and he cannot breathe unaided, he cannot eat so is being fed by a drip directly into his main vein in his neck, as is all medication, as he is unable to swallow as he muscles are that weak, he can not walk/stand, has bedsores and lost 6 stone in 6 months, and the Doctors say nothing to us.

Due to what seems to us the appalling lack of care, compassion, urgency and communication in this hospital we have no clue what is wrong with and how to help.

And all this time he lies sedated and frightened with no faith in the professionals, no matter how many questions we ask, how loud we shout, who we speak to we get no answers.

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