About: Crosshouse Hospital / General Surgery Crosshouse Hospital General Surgery KA2 0BE
Posted by EenyMeenyDiagnosis (as ),
Visited patient at evening visiting. Patient was writhing in pain.
Prescribed pain relief & breakthrough had been administered @ 19: 05 (MST & Sevradol). Concerned relative spoke to nurse at 19: 35 regarding excruciating pain still ongoing. Nurse checked patient notes & informed relative patient not written up for anything else.
Asked nurse "is there no more you can do for her? " Nurse responded she would be right through. At the end of visiting relative continued to wait with still writhing patient. At 20: 15 relative reported to nursing station (nurses were undergoing IT training at this point) relative informed 5 mins.
Relative left ward at 20: 20 with no response or assessment having been undertaken. At 20: 40 nurse visited patient and agreed to see what could be done.
Nurse returned at 21: 00 & informed patient if you can just wait another 5 minutes you are due your pain killers anyway.
Is this really clinical excellence?