"Some chairs need to be replaced"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital / General medicine Royal Bournemouth General Hospital General medicine BH7 7DW
Posted by Jog277 (as ),
I have been to Bournemouth Outpatients a few times, the last time was in June. Each time I have been I have been struck by the number of elderly patients who struggle and need help to get out of their chair just because none of the chairs have armrests. Armrests would help them to lever themselves up, instead they lose their independence and dignity by having to be helped. I don’t think all the chairs need to be replaced – just a few for people who may struggle.
It’s very different in Poole where all the chairs are both comfortable and have armrests to help patients.