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modeller | 12:55 Tue 24th Jul 2018 | Health & Fitness
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Did you know it is nearly impossible to get admitted to hospital nowadays. !
Are you over 80-85 ? Don't bother even ringing !
Unless you have severe heart problems. Don't bother !. At best you may get to The Assessment Ward for a couple of days and and see a junior doctor. Who may be be good at removing splinters.

They usually tell you to go to you GP and wait many months for a hospital

You can try going private which is quicker but that's not much better medically .After they have parted you from your money, which can be £thousands they may admit they can't do anything.


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who on earth rings before they turn up at hospital anyway?
ps if you can wait many months for a hospital appointment, you don't need to be in hospital

Gosh, no, I didn't know that.
We have always got the treatment from the NHS that we needed, when we needed it.
No complaints here.
My neighbour has just come out of hospital with a lovely new knee. He's in his 80s
I am presuming you are or have recently had problems in this area, it's very hard to generalise on this topic Modeller.

Depends where you live I suppose. I got ill the end of last year. My OH phoned 111. Within 10 minutes there was a paramedic at my house. Skipped A&E and after I was booked in was taken straight to a ward. Once I got on ward it was only about 10 minutes before I had two doctors at my bedside.
The nursing staff were brilliant as well.
Have you had some problems with the NHS M ?
The absolute LAST thing I want is to be admitted to hospital and if I was admitted, once in I want to get out again ASAP
Not my experience several times over the last 3 years I have had cause to be taken to A&E and have been well looked after and I am well under 80-85.
Woof...the bed are comfy though. Or it could have been the drugs :-)
Without knowing exactly what the circumstances are which have led to Modeller making his complaint, I think all anyone can do is give evidence based on their own experiences.

Recently, we (as a family) have received excellent care.....and pretty shambolic care, at the same hospital.
Not my experience as an elderly person. I was ambulanced to hospital, taken straight to the medical assessment ward, assessed, xrayed and blood tests. Drugs prescribed and given a further appointment for a non emergency scan to make sure there was nothing they had missed. At a further inpatient stay, many of us elderly folk were there for replacement parts and were treated the same as younger patients.
My negative is them forgetting to wipe off 'nil by mouth' so I didn't get food or water for 3 days. OK for me as I have children and relatives coming in. It wouldn't be OK if someone was on their own. A very minor mistake that could be lethal.
Agree with JTH. It's perhaps the luck of the draw as to the department, the ward, the staff and the work load.
That's a big issue now where the NHS is concerned. " Luck of the draw" ? Not good enough is it .?
Last time I was in I was amazed at the number of staff. I was the only one on ward for a good hour and there must have been at least 15 members of nursing staff.
All on computers ummmm?
My late Mum was admitted three times in her Nineties, with little or no delay, and discharged fully fit.

Admittedly the first of these was initially into The Assessment Ward where the Senior Consultant concentrated on "No Resusitation" rather than remedy; but she was then transferred to a medical ward where two Junior Doctors conspired to bring her through successfully from a perforated bowel and associated Peritonitis. All under the NHS.

Based on anecdotal evidence, I think it depends on where you live (and sometimes even which ward you end up in).
modeller, it would help if you explain what you expected and what actually happened. I can't say I've heard any real complaints from elderly people. I know several with new hips, new knees, and improved eyesight.

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