"Western Infirmary Level 8 drumchapel hospital"
About: Drumchapel Hospital / Geriatric Assessment Drumchapel Hospital Geriatric Assessment G15 6PX Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General / Trauma & orthopaedics Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General Trauma & orthopaedics G11 6NT
Posted by bertie111 (as ),
My mum was in ward 8 about 6 months ago and also about 2 months prior to this and the vast majority of the staff were caring, kind and fantastic with the high level of care they should towards my mum.
The only issues related to my mum having been in Drumchapel Hospital beforehand where I had complained about the continual lack of staff but also numerous incidents which were placing my mum in danger of injury.
One of these incident involved a nurse walking towards my mum on her bed and the nurse grabbed my 75 year old mum's left leg and raised it sharply upwards, shouting for my mum to go to bed and pulled her shoes off. My mum groaned with pain at this as she had just had a left side hip replacement. This same nurse then stood in front of the ward clock shouting to get off the ward as it was nearly 20:30.
So it was disappointing that some of the nurses within the Western Infirmary thought it was OK to completely ignore me and my family for weeks after we had complained about the continual neglect at Drumchapel Hospital, with one replying when I asked how my mum was, well seeing as you last asked 12 hours ago, there is no change or another nurse having a sissy fit when I asked for water for my mum.
The recent media coverage regarding whistle blowing and the associated bullying etc should also have included the same behaviours being directed towards anyone who complains.