"Basic care On a Ward"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Birmingham B15 2TH
Posted by wolves66 (as ),
The basics were sometimes appalling and if they cannot get those right you know there is an accident waiting to happen and as in life in general until something major happens nothing will be done but then it will be too late.
There was poor knowledge of the patient from staff which you need to give them the best care, changeovers seemed shambolic as information not passed over, patients notes made up, pain relief system awful, hydration of patient disgusting, information to family hard to come by if I am being generous, important notes on wall behind bed ignored. Lack of any plan for rehabilitation.
Many staff were brilliant, students excellent but something somewhere is terribly wrong. I have my ideas but as I have said basics are basics for heavens sake and there can be no excuse for that.