King's Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, BN21 2UD
Admitted for day surgery ent Excellent day unit and theatre staff , efficient, caring , keeping us informed all the time .
I was recently taken to A&E by ambulance and I want to thank the all staff involved for showing me such kind and efficient care. I could not have been better treated if I had been in a private hospital.
My 90 year old father was admitted over the Christmas period. He was seen by a total of 8 consultants over the 6 weeks. He was initially unable to mobilise until eventually after a PALS complaint he was given a walking frame that was too small for him. I then found this was being used by the patient in the next bed to him who had a D & V bug and NOT wiped before it was given back to him. He was treated without dignity or compassion by staff who changed every day with no continuity of care. He couldn't be seen by the physiotherapist until he was fit for discharge but as soon as he was fit for discharge he was sent home in a very frail state.
My father was due to come home for a bank holiday visit after a long stay in hospital after a stroke - my mother had to go in every lunchtime to ensure he eat and I had to go in every evening to do the same. He fell out of bd the day before he was due to come home for a few hours over the weekend and subsequently DIED a few days later. When it was obvious he was passing soon we were told by the nursing staff - if they kept rolling him it might help him go quicker - disappointed with his care
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