Nurse is 'flabbergasted' at dad's hospital treatment

A PATIENT says he was 'starved' for days and discharged from Weston General Hospital in a worse state than when he arrived. John Lamb, of Methwyn Close also says he was verbally abused by a staff member as he left the hospital earlier this month. The 62-y

A PATIENT says he was 'starved' for days and discharged from Weston General Hospital in a worse state than when he arrived.John Lamb, of Methwyn Close also says he was verbally abused by a staff member as he left the hospital earlier this month.The 62-year-old retired lorry driver was seeking treatment for agonising pains in his left side, but was diagnosed with three different illnesses by three separate doctors.He was admitted as a nil by mouth patient and kept waiting for four days for a scan which he says never happened.Mr Lamb, a father-of-three, has another diagnostic appointment for November 1. He said: "They starved me for four days saying I would have a scan which never materialised."Then they just dumped me. I'd lost a stone and a half, could hardly walk with the pain and I didn't know what day it was. I was more ill then than the day I had gone in. I wanted to die. Where is the care in the community? It's wrong the way I've been treated."My daughter is a nurse and is absolutely flabbergasted."When I returned I was verbally abused by a staff member who didn't realise the pain I was in or that the fact I've had a triple heart bypass."A hospital spokesman said: "We will happily speak to Mr Lamb to explain the circumstances of his admission and invite him to put his allegations about comments made to him in writing so we can investigate."It is not uncommon for patients to be asked to return to the ward for review soon after discharge as this can help us ensure that our treatments have resulted in improvement or to identify if further tests are needed. "We are sorry if this was not made clear to him and caused distress.


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