"In general the nursing and medical ..."
About: City Hospital campus City Hospital campus Nottingham NG5 1PB
Posted by Michael (as ),
What I liked
In general the nursing and medical staff were caring and concerned,and treated my wife well,with one or two lapses from time to time,which is to be expected in a stressful and overworked place
What could be improved
What shocked me was the fact that my wife entered the hospital in the emergency admissions ward and was there in a mixed sex setup for 4 days before being moved to a dedicated ward.This ward, by it's very nature , is busy and somewhat chaotic,and appeared to be undermanned.Patients did wander about in a confused state.and when you are very ill ,this is frightening.What really disturbed me was the fact that my wife caught both C_Diff and MRSA in this hospital,which is
totally unacceptable and can be put down to poor management on the part of the trust.What is really needed here.in my opinion,is a revamp of the system.Get back to a ward sister in charge who has complete control of the ward as regard nursing and cleaning staffs,and get rid of the contract system,where workers are not directly responsible to the sister in charge,and work for some other organization.
I really think it is high time wards were organised as single sex wards and not single sex bays.