"Support for Victoria, Kirkcaldy"
About: Victoria Hospital (Kirkcaldy) Victoria Hospital (Kirkcaldy) Kirkcaldy KY2 5AH
Posted by Hewitt (as ),
The following letter was sent to the Courier and published 16/8/14
I was very disappointed to read the headline in Tuesday’s edition of the Courier (12/8/14) - “Damning Report on Care at Victoria”. Many seeing this headline would not realise that it refers to only a few problems within this large hospital and I would like to redress the balance.
I was recently admitted as an emergency admission to the Victoria and spent 3 weeks between 3 different wards because of bed management problems (Admissions, Renal and Orthopaedic wards) I cannot speak highly enough of the care and kindness I received in all areas. What did concern me however were the inadequate staffing levels placing an unrealistic workload on the nurses, and I have no doubt that if this was addressed the problems highlighted in the article could be eliminated.