"Lack of patient care"
About: University Hospital Lewisham University Hospital Lewisham London SE13 6LH
Posted by Anonymous
My Mother is currently a patient on Juniper Ward, this is the 3rd time she has been a patient on this ward within the last 4 weeks, being discharged to early after her first stay, she was readmitted two weeks ago.,She deterriated after 1 week and went to HDU where she was cared for as you would expect. She was transferred back to Juniper where we were assured that she would receive excellent nursing care, imagine my shock on visiting her today, she was being sick and no vomit bowl was provided, she is very ill and one of the symptom's is sickness, she was very distressed that she was sick over herself and the bed, this could easily have been avoided, also the nurse call button was behind the bed , after the nurses changed my mother and the bed, we noticed, the bed was covered in blood, her venflon had come out,again if we hadn't been there this would not have been spotted as my mother wasn't able to get the attention of a nurse, I appreciate the nurses are very stretched, but I feel basic patient care is not being followed, I do not believe she is on the correct ward for her medical condition.