"Fordwich Ward Margate Dreadful on all levels"
About: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital Margate CT9 4AN
My mother-in-law was admitted to Fordwich ward in July 2014 after a slight stroke. The ward was very appressive not good when recovering from a stroke. The nursing staff were very uncaring, no communication between staff, level of therapy sessions, ( well lack of therapy sessions ) very poor. There was no stimulation for the patients that were able to communicate, they were left just to sit and stare at 4 walls. Some of the patients when we visited my mother-in-law were left to sit in there chairs or lying in there beds waiting for staff to help them go to the toilet, whether it be on a comode or actually wanting help to go to the main toilets, that help did not come until it was to late and they had wet themselves. Every time we visited, which was everyday we were helping other patients with there needs because lack of nursing staff, or should I say lack of the staff wanting to move themselves. One patient had been in Fordwich ward for 5 weeks and the words she spoke to me was this ward is deadly. I could go on and on with the faults in this ward, so if you can help it please do not end up on this ward. I do have one positive thing to say there was one very nice and helpful female nurse and 2 very nice, caring and helpful male nurses. ,