"Aftercare of aneurysm operation"

About: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital / Vascular surgery

(as a relative),

After being on critical care following an aneurysm operation, and then being moved to a ward. I find the conditions on the ward there were disgusting. It is hard finding an English speaking nurse and some hide behind the language barrier. A lot of the staff, not all, are there because it is a job, they do not seem to be there because they want to care for people. I have seen some act in ways that are ignorant and sloppy and messy, appearing to make no effort with the patients and spoil the conditions for the few that are making an effort.

At the end of visiting one day, my son returned from the shop with a pair of nail clippers and asked a nurse to cut my fathers fingernails, as he had been in there 9 weeks. she replied 'that wasn't her job and she wasn't allowed to anyway' I asked a nurse at my local hospital in Lincoln, if the same applied here, and she said they could cut fingernails but not toe nails in case of diabetes. They seemed to be always closing the wards to visitors in the hospital. Three times this year to my knowledge! I am disgusted with them. Unfortunately my father died there, which saddens me.

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