"Mum collapsed with brain tumour"
About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital / Accident and emergency Blackpool Victoria Hospital Accident and emergency Blackpool FY3 8NR Blackpool Victoria Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Blackpool Victoria Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics FY3 8NR
Posted by luckybug (as ),
In September my mum collapsed. We were in A&E all night while the doctor thought she might have had a stroke. The Dr tried to get her a bed in the Stroke ward but no bed was available, they eventually found a bed and put in an observation ward which had no pillows.
The next day she came home, I took her for CT Scan a day or so later and they admitted her to the Acute Medical Unit. On her admittance she was put behind the ward door out of sight, a nurse said she wanted a water sample and never came back. The Dr put the needle in the arm missing the vein, the extra tap they use for the scan the fluid went everywhere but in the arm and made her arm look like popeye. It took the nurse ages to squeeze out the fluid while my mum was laying under the scanning machine. My mus arm was bruised for days.
While we were visiting we watched a woman have a seizure and when my sister ran to the nurses station she was abruptly told to wait until spoken to, then when she told them the nurses went to see the woman. The nurses I saw during my mum's admission spent too much time around the nurses station in my view.
I visited at a mealtime and was told to leave the ward as food could not be served while I was present I understood this being a patient myself on many occasions, but they allowed a fella to stay with his mum, they never made him leave, one rule for one. He was physically fit and parked in disabled bays taking it from me who is disabled with rheumatoid arthritis.
After all mums scans they found out she had a brain tumour she was sent to Preston where the treatment was fantastic.