"Very poor nursing care"
About: Bmi - Bath Clinic Bmi - Bath Clinic Bath BA2 7BR
Posted by Anonymous
I recently went to the BMI Bath Clinic for a knee operation. I was admitted on Thursday for the operation. I asked for a quick wash (bed bath) on the friday but they provided a bowl and left me to it. I then asked for wash the next day and was told I should be able to wash herself. Bearing in mind I was using a zimmer frame and hadn't got out of bed yet, I was shocked. It wasn't until Sunday evening I was offered some help washing. By this time, my daughter had come and helped me shower already. The nursing staff showed a complete disinterest in my care and pain relief. I was never told what analgesia I was on, I was just given tablets to take. There seemed to be no regularity to the pain relief unless I asked for it. I was crying with the pain but was not provided with adequate pain relief and instead asked by a nurse if I'd realised it was going to be painful. Not very helpful. I had a nosebleed one day so I buzzed, a nurse arrived 10 minutes later told me to hold my nose and that nosebleeds were common and walked out. I was also sick on my sheets and even though I asked for help, I was left in dirty sheets all night which were cold and wet. The nurses had obviously lost their passion for nursing and didn't have any empathy or compassion. I was so glad to finally be discharged home and would certainly never recommend their services to anyone.