"AAU don't have a clue."
About: Southmead Hospital Southmead Hospital Bristol BS10 5NB
My wife was taken into the AAU from A&E. She was seen by 4 different doctors and 3 different nurses in the space of 24 hours. One of the symptoms was her temperature suddenly shooting up. You would think then that one of the key instructions for those carrying for my wife would be regularly checking her temperature. Oh no. Only one nurse checked her regularly and that was through the second night. The rest of the time she has had to keep pressing her buzzer to get the nurse to come and check on her. Today it has come to a point where the buzzer was going for over 15 minutes before a nurse came in. She reset the buzzer and went to get one of her colleagues to take my wife's temperature. An hour later, after the temperature spike had started to go, the nurse wanders in, takes her temperature and says "see, it's normal!" I am sitting in her room absolutely dumbfounded by what I have witnessed here. I severely hope that no-one I know ever had to come here. We are expecting my wife to be discharged with no explanation as to why she has been so unwell or why her temperature has been so high all of a sudden. So what have they acutely assessed? Nothing!