"I think more staff needed on this ward"
About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / General medicine Doncaster Royal Infirmary General medicine DN2 5LT
Posted by Balloon111 (as ),
My husband was admitted to ward 15 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary on two occasions. He was admitted for a virus infection on both times. The ward is very noisy, with the staff shouting to tell one another what was needed. I feel that their voices should be kept down; there is enough noise with people being brought in pending assessment. On one occasion, I came to see my husband at 1.45pm, he had not had a wash or given a bowl to wash with, he received no attention at all. The gentleman across from my husband was asking for a water bottle but no one took any notice of him, so I got him one. But when I looked at the side of his bed, there were three bottles all full of urine, which appeared to have been there for some time. When I told the staff, he said he was sorry, but they were short of staff. I told him these things are essential in a ward, to keep the germs down. I saw one of the staff on the phone for twenty minutes not talking about work. For a hospital, I think this is totally unacceptable. In my opinion, more staff are needed on the ward.