"Was my mother discharged too early from Ipswich Hospital. "
Posted by retroma (as ),
My mother was admitted to the hospital, seemingly very sick with pneumonia and a chest infection as well as a urinary track infection. The doctors and nurses that saw my mother in emergency were great, advised we were lucky that we had bought her in when we did as she was really sick. Mum was in the hospital for four days, still, we believe, quite ill and very weak and we understand that they decided to send her home. Seemingly, she was made to pack her own things up and walk down very long corridors to a waiting room with the nurse that was with her telling her not to stop but to keep moving. When I rang to see how she was mum informed me that she was in the waiting room waiting to be picked up, but no one, it seems, had been contacted. I arranged for my sister to go and get her a couple of hours later as she was at work and closer than me. The hospital told us that they were going to organise home assistance by sending a doctor and nurse but it doesn't seem that this happened. I have called the hospital and am waiting on a return phone call to advise what is the go. It appears to me that my Mother is still not well and we have been going over every day but it seems she is not improving. Should I readmit her, as her doctor did not even pick up that she had Pneumonia.