"Basic nursing mistakes"
About: Brighton General Hospital / Older people's healthcare Brighton General Hospital Older people's healthcare BN2 3EW Royal Sussex County Hospital Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton BN2 5BE
Posted by 1coolgran (as ),
My brother in law died at the R.S.C.H on Easter Sunday a week after having fallen out of bed, breaking his neck and causing a catastrophic bleed to his brain. A nurse had left his bed elevated and the sides down. Surely putting the sides back up on the bed of a patient who is vulnerable to falls is a fairly basic requirement? This is now the subject of an inquest.
I feel that the geriatric care in this hospital is appalling: I have seen patients left dirty for hours, food and fluids out of reach of patients and we were certainly never shown a care plan (if one existed). In fact, I felt as though charge nurses were avoiding my relatives and I.
My mother also died in this hospital in 2008 in agony from a broken back after falling when the cot sides were not replaced.
I would be interested to see this hospitals care and commission reports. I would like to advise that people think carefully about which hospital to go to, you have choices.