"Very poor experience for a man who is terminally..."
About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary Doncaster Royal Infirmary Doncaster DN2 5LT
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My father was admitted to ward 14 on 02/10/12 after being taken in by ambulance. After being on the ward a day he complained of a tummy upset, i told the nurse who then moved him to an isolation room which is where the problems started. My father has COPD and lung cancer and is a bit depressed at the moment, so being moved to a room at the end of the corridor was not a brilliant move. He also had to use a commode, which in itself is undignified at best. But yesterday 04/10/12 after using it in the morning, it was not emptied until 01.30 this morning. This is as i'm sure you'll agree unacceptable in any room let alone an isolation room. He saw nobody all day apart from the odd person walking past, and felt like he was a peep show. Yesterday morning 04/10/12 he was told he was getting home, we waited all day to be told that he couldn't get home until his Citalopram had been delivered to his home address. This as you can imagine upset my dad who is 81 years old greatly. You can imagine my anger on discovering this morning that the said tablets had been on the ward since yesterday afternoon and he could have been home yesterday. The ward sister was no help at all and spoke down to us all and treated my dad like he was a child. I don't normally complain and have never had need to do so before, but this time i felt i had no choice.