Bastard NHS

Excuse my language, but it is rather mild compared to how I feel right now…

My granddad has been in the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) at the Alexandra Hospital for 48 hours in just a nappy and nurses have treated him very poorly, this is an 82 year old man with known swelling on the brain. They have literally been shaking him about and generally mistreating him, even in front of family (including rudeness).

Turns out the nurses have been saying all day that he is fine, and waking him, grabbing his eyelids pretending that he has just opened them himself. He was finally transferred to Walsgrave just a short time ago and they are having to do emergency surgery as they have found a blood clot on the brain, it has moved his brain some 17mm, usual emergency operations occur with only 5mm movement. Words can not describe how I feel right now, and my disgust grows even further with the NHS.

Which reminds me, I need to book an appointment ASAP, god damn feet… they are lying about that too! – Sample handed in in April, passed tests on 16th March… errr, how?

2 Responses to “Bastard NHS”

  1. DannyBoy says:

    At least things have improved now!! Could not believe what went down last night, Mom was just distraught and I didn’t know what to think – I had to turn to Holly to help me get my head straight!!

    What’s wrong with your feet then?? **confused**

  2. Nicky says:

    Both of my big toes are bruised all under the nails, they fall off every 6 months or so. Been like this for 4 years. Seen doctors twice and they say there is nothing wrong, but I am in agony after football. Left foot suffered most this week yet I don’t ever use my left!

    A friend had similar problems, and it was a fungal infection, but my results returned negative apparently… but there was confusion over that. Seeing doctor next week before football.

    I am thinking of asking them if I can have my nails removed, but not sure on the consequences! Look minging, go through a lot of pain and probably not be able to play football for a few weeks/months which is difficult but as long as they get sorted I don’t care, I can’t run around like I normally do because they hurt so much.
    See what next week brings.

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