"Lost count of people who didn't wash their hands"

About: Cheltenham General Hospital / Breast surgery

(as a relative),

I have been taking my sister to Cheltenham General Hospital for her chemotherapy treatments at the Oncology Department. I noticed to my horror that not one nurse, Dr, or patient going in either for examinations or treatments used the soap boxes that are situated outside each door. I counted, in one hour, 54 people (before I lost count) who did not bother to wash their hands. There was food being delivered on trolleys from different departments by staff who didn't wash their hands either. When it was my sister’s turn to be examined, I waited to see if the Dr was going to wash her hands before she examined my sister (who had open wounds due to stage 4 breast cancer). She did not make an attempt to so, I had to ask her to please wash her hands before she examined my sister. With all the infections that are going around our hospitals, I’m not surprised where it originates from. Lack of soap and water, and laziness. I have got to say though that the care my sister receives from the staff there is very good.

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