"Whilst confined to bed and having ..."

About: Southampton General Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

Whilst confined to bed and having to use bed pans and bottles I was never once offered anything to wash with afterwards, hands or otherwise(male patient) yet the ladies were given wipes etc. I had to ask every time.

What could be improved

standard practise to give everyone stuck in bed some means of cleaning hands etc.

Anything else?

realise you were short of staff at the time but bottles could be removed quicker.

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Response from Southampton General Hospital

Thanks for raising this concern. We have raised it with the Infection Control team because we take hygiene and patient safety very seriously. If you want a personal response or for your specific situation to be investigated, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on pals@suht.swest.nhs.uk or by calling 023 8079 8498.

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