"It seems to me they have a very strenuous and long journey ahead of them"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital / Diabetic medicine Medway Maritime Hospital Diabetic medicine ME7 5NY
Posted by grandad oi oi (as ),
I had the experience of staying in Medway Maritime Hospital recently as a diabetic type 1, experiencing a diabetes related problem. As I cannot fault the day to day running of the ward, the staff were superb, but I severely got the feeling that the staff were under a deep cloud of despondency. The management of the ward seemed to be in a state of panic that they were not doing their job right.
Although I am diabetic I was admitted to a heart patient ward and don't think there was anyone on the ward that dealt with diabetes related problems although the staff were very willing to listen and try to understand the problems I had.
It wasn't until the 3rd day of my stay that I was visited by an overworked adult inpatient diabetes specialist nurse. We had a very good chat about what the diabetes unit is hoping to achieve in the future. It seems to me they have a very strenuous and long journey ahead of them. I'm hoping that I might be able to do the journey with them.
To try and cut a long story short - in my opinion it's the old story of if the captain of the ship is not doing his job right - it follows down the ranks to the bottom. So come on management, I think you need to get your act together and sort this hospital out. Maybe if you talk to other aspiring hospitals, you may be able to learn different ways to do things.