Hi, just come back from S's latest visit to the Neurologist. It was in our brand new hospital, just being finished here in the SW of England. What fun I thought! Wrong again. Only a few old buildings left, from the old Victorian time of the hospital, yes you are all correct. That's where we had to go. No signs to tell us where we had to go, so parked in the main car park, had to get a bus to the main building, bus stop open to the elements, thankfully lovely day here, then we had to walk 10 minutes to the Neurology department. Again thankfully not raining. There was a car park outside, but only small, 2 places for disabled people and no drop off area. Inside was not pleasant, no money has been spent on it for years. The main hospital, looks like a huge fancy airport terminal. I dread to think how many billions have been spent on it!
So how, how can we ever hope to find a cure for any of these horrible neurological diseases, when they can't even house the department in a decent building for the staff and patients. Just because a lot of the patients can't see, not with it anymore, don't care, don't notice, that is no excuse to treat them with such utter disrespect. I went into a disabled toilet in the main building, well, the toilet was made especially for obese people, it was huge!!! Must have been 3 foot wide. If people like that, who let's face it, the majority could have helped themselves, long before they got into that state, can have their dignity preserved, why can't we at least have a drop off point for the Neurology Department.
Sorry, I know I am preaching to the converted, but I've got to moan to someone. Although, I will be writing to the hospital and probably the Prime Minster, he has taken an interest in Dementia recently!
Lots of love
Ps the visit went well, only had to wait an hour to be seen! But S seems to be stable, with their little tests!