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Royal Bournemouth Hospital's present to 93 yr
Started by Terence Wallis
Posted: June 18, 2008 at 09:32
My 93 yr old mother was in the above hospital from the evening of 8th June for ?breathing problems & more importatntly a month-old severe skin rash. She was discharged yesterday morning (17th) & as I was wheeling her off the ward a nurse said "Oh - by the way, she's got MRSA." According to the discharge letter she'd started treatment that very morning. I was going to take her to a pub for lunch with friends before taking her to her care home but went straight to the care home, who had been alerted the previous evening about the MRSA. A visitor has told me that a nurse mentioned MRSA on the 9th but I, her son, wasn't informed.
I had noticed on the 11th (?) that the scratch marks where she's been scratching her shoulders were yellow so I told the nurses that they looked infected. Had she picked up MRSA then?
Apart from the MRSA I am horrified by other things I saw whilst visitng mother. Getting information was difficult & nurses seemed not to know & waffled. I asked about the possibility of an underlying infection (chest/bladder?) that might cause her rash & was told she was having antibiotics for a UTI. I looked at the drug chart & saw it was in fact a subcutaneous injection of heparin to prevent DVT, etc.
I could go on but you get the picture! My advice: avoid this hospital at all costs.
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Re: Royal Bournemouth Hospital's present to 93 yr
Reply #1 by linda mccafferty
Posted: June 18, 2008 at 17:33
Dear Terence , you are not alone on your feelings , it is shameful the lack of information you were given , but that's nothing new to this site . let us know how your mother is keeping my best wishes .
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Re: Royal Bournemouth Hospital's present to 93 yr
Reply #2 by Rakesh
Posted: June 22, 2008 at 23:45
Hi yes your not alone, doctors and nurses do cover up there blunders or anything that might get them into trouble.

My father died from MRSA Phnemonia just 4 weeks ago and when I think about the doctors and nurses, none of them directly told me the son that he even had MRSA. Only one of the part time nurses said oh hes got MRSA so we have to move him into quarantine zone and you should wear face/gloves/apron for visiting.

I would have liked to have found out more about MRSA and heard it from a doctor directly and what was being done to treat it but it was clear and obvious they didnt care and just said forget it since hes on his way out already.

Your mums not done badly if you dont mind me saying so at 93, my dad left at 66 only, but make sure u push the case to the nurses/doctors and make sure there doing everything to keep her MRSA free. My dad had a urine infection and problems with kidneys and the lungs, but had his bladder removed and a urine bag put in its place due to blader cancer.... that on its own the urine bag caused a direct reason for his death which caused infection. So you should keep on the ball with any other operations shes had done.

Goodluck
Rakesh
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