"The worst experience ever"
About: Derriford Hospital / Hepatology Derriford Hospital Hepatology PL6 8DH
Posted by mich65 (as ),
In my experience Hound Ward seems a complete shambles. About one in three of the nurses that I met were very helpful and went beyond to help with questions etc. There were others that were rude, seemingly speaking to you like you were something on the bottom of your shoe, when you have a family member with a long term illness which you have been caring for 24/7 and you are very switched on with their day to day problems. Meds let's not go there. My relative missed at least 2 lots of drugs usually lunch and dinner, even when it comes to having nebulisers etc for breathing (which I may add is a must) because the drug chart was not there. Really? Liver transplant patients not being able to have rejection meds because there's no chart?! For me this was the worst experience ever. Because of this, the patient was terrified and never wanted to go back to hospital.
That said we had to go back in, was put on Marlborough Ward and it was the most wonderful experience. Maybe they could pass their compassion and work ethics on to others.