Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. I was wondering if anyone could share their experience of care received by your loved one in hospital. On December 29 my gran was admitted to hospital after suffering 7 seizures in a row at home. We were told she was dehydrated, though this wasn't the reason for the seizures. She was placed on a ward and put on a drip. All was ok for 2 days, when we went in the nurses said she had been fine and she wasn't to distressed. Things have , however, taken a turn for the worse. We found out that firstly she hasn't slept since being admitted and is now refusing all food and fluids. She became agitated and so started to 'pace' the ward endlessly. She then had a fall and since has had a one to one 24 hour nurse whenever possible. When we went in for evening visiting last night we could hear her screaming and crying for help from outside the ward. We ran up to find her restrained in a chair and extremely distressed. She had been tilted back in a big chair so her feet were dangling off the floor and a big tray which I can only liken to the sort you get on a babies high chair had been used to keep her in the chair. We found a nurse who insisted that she had only been there for 10 minutes while he took a phone call. We find this hard to believe due to the sheer state she was in when we found her. We have a meeting with her consultant tomorrow who is trying to find her a bed on a phych ward and we will be bringing this up but wondered if this was the norm? It seems unbelievably cruel to do this to some one who was already very distressed and confused and has upset the whole family enormously. Just wondered if the hospital should be doing this? What are your experiences? Thanks in advance for taking the time to read through this long winded rant.