if you are needing help. I was left alone with little or no contact with staff. Spent the night sleeping in a car as ward conditions were unbelievable, no food or drink for nearly24 hours I had to buy food and drink from the petrol station across the road from the hospital. Doctors uncaring and unwilling to explain anything. I was given life changing news and left with a shrug of the shoulders. Do not go to this place indeed any NHS hospital if you are use to being treated like a human these people seem to think some people are nothing more than a number.
He was admitted on a Thursday with signs and symptoms that the healthcare staff were unsure about and after various tests still nothing had been diagnosed until 3 days later. It took a lot of pushing off the family for a diagnosis to be finally given and for treatment to be started. Since the infection had not been treated promptly, my relative developed delirium which was very upsetting for the whole family to see. My relative is in the early stages of dementia and Parkinson's so seeing them so confused was obviously upsetting- however we knew this was not due to these conditions but instead the delirium from the infection due to it coming on so suddenly.
Also on the 3rd day in hospital my relative was not given his medication on time and some not at all or correctly- this adding to the confused state that he was already experiencing. A member of my family sat with the nurses numerous times to go through the medication and we thought this had all been sorted until more medication was missed on the 6th day in hospital. although we are very aware that the staff are busy and he was on various types of medication, forgetting critical medication such as that of dementia and Parkinson medication is detrimental to his health and state of mind.
My relative did not have a positive time in hospital due to the state of delirium causing him lots of stress. However, I must say that the staff were very friendly and positive and I do feel that they care for patients however may be due to the busy environment, medication and some basic aspects of care were not of high quality.
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Hi I'm Alison Douglas the Vice Chair of the Warrington People's Panel
I have a wealth of experience, including 11 years as a Principal Manager at Adult Services Warrington Borough Council Social Care. I have experience of co-working with Acute and Primary Health Care, Quality Monitoring in Nursing Homes, and i was also the chair of Adult Safeguarding Meeting for Warrington Borough Council, and have over 20 years experience working is Social Care which has enabled me to gain the experience and knowledge of working with staff and clients who have faced multiple inequalities.
I Look forward to being the voice of the people and making a difference to the Health & Social care services in Warrington.
My name is Clare Quirk, I am 35 years old and married to Wez. We have 4 children between us one of which has complex needs.
Originally from the Wirral I moved to Warrington 8 years ago. I've had a successful career within the Home Office as a Higher executive officer, team leader and trainer for 9 years prior to having my eldest son.
I have worked briefly within the NHS as an admin Co ordinator and more recently a medical secretary
I applied for the panel as I feel having 'real' people who can share their own personal experience is vital for gaining a better understanding of what's happening in Warrington.
Having had considerable social care intervention when I gained parental responsibility for my stepdaughter I've experienced the journey from start to finish.
I have an interest in special educational needs, the issues surrounding this within Warrington, how the process impacts both child and parent and a keen interest in the maternity, pre, and postnatal care in Warrington.
Hi I’m Paul Mendeika. I was excited and extremely proud to be appointed Chair of Warrington People's Panel .
I am very passionate about ensuring that public and communities voices are heard in planning, delivering and engaging with services. Particularly in health and social care, services must be responsive, accessible and centred on the person and patients involved.
Everyone has the right to be involved In deciding what their care and support should be, including their families and carers. I have previously worked in local government, in Social Services, in Citizens Advice Services and have represented public views on a range of local and national health organisations, including in Warrington - Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Healthwatch.