"Mum fell and broke a bone in her back"

About: University Hospital Wishaw / Emergency department University Hospital Wishaw / Physiotherapy

(as a relative),

My 87 year old mother fell in the street and was later diagnosed with a broken bone in her lower back. She was admitted to Wishaw General Hospital one Friday night in March. She was allowed back home on Monday under the new Discharge to Assess Scheme and the care and support that she received during her hospital stay and more importantly the after care at home was second to none.

On arrival home, Fiona her Occupational Therapist from the Wishaw Rehab Team visited less than 2 hours back home from the hospital and immediately arranged a few household aids to get mum up and about in the house which worked a treat. Fiona and Katrina have been visiting regularly and with their care and support, mum feels well looked after and her quick turnaround to good health again is mainly due to all the support given to her by the Wishaw Team. A job well done ladies, the scheme really works!

Responses

Response from Máire Doyle, Physiotherapy Lead, University Hospital Wishaw, NHS Lanarkshire

Dear Mr Relative,

Thank you for taking the time to feedback on the Discharge to Assess service provided by our community teams. Our community teams work very hard to support safe discharge from hospital that include assessment and rehabilitation at home.

I will pass on your kind words to the Wishaw team and wish your mother all the best in her recovery.

Regards,

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