Written by a NHS patient
1st June 2022
Beaconsfield East Ward - what a dreadful place! My father was given sporadic rehab but spent most of his time feeling like a prisoner, staring at the walls. Medically, the chosen approach was excessive diuretics coupled with intermittent rehydration with a drip. He was thirsty most of the time. Worst of all, the visiting arrangements were ONE visitor per day for no more than TWO hours, and they interrogate you about your precise relationship with the patient. A callous way to treat elderly, frail patients, to deprive them of family support. I did not have the impression that there was a competent care plan, and I was frequently tempted to take the patient home even if it was contrary to medical advice.