"Shocked by care on Emergency Surgery Trauma Unit"
About: Manchester Royal Infirmary / Trauma and orthopaedics Manchester Royal Infirmary Trauma and orthopaedics M13 9WL
Posted by BBTS (as ),
My wife was admitted to the ward and the care she received was to be quite frank, disturbing.
Firstly there were people on the ward shouting for help and asking for medication and were being ignored, one even started to choke on her own vomit while the other was showing me the bruises all over her arm from nurses not being able to take blood properly with the needles.
My wife waited 2 and a half days for a scan and was sent home without one as in the end she was so depressed she just wanted to go home as she told me she did not feel safe in the ward.
Needles were left next to her bed for several hours when nurses had forgotten about them, they also forgot to change her chart from nil by mouth to being allowed food and drink, meaning she went a whole day without eating or drinking until I arrived with food.
The nurse ignored her when she requested medication for the pain, until I arrived and she tried to kick me out and had to be notified that the only reason I had to come outside of visiting hours was to bring food and medication.
I am deeply shocked at the service and have lost trust completely in the ability of NHS practitioners to fulfill their duty of care