"Paediatric day surgery"
About: Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) / Paediatrics Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) Paediatrics G3 8SJ
Posted by Lindee79 (as ),
My son, who is only 4 years old, went to the new sick kids hospital at the southern general recently for an operation in the day surgery ward.
Most nurses and doctors were really good with my son - very patient as he was over anxious (causing me a bit more anxiety too! )
However, one particular nurse did not have a nice manner about her at all. She did not explain herself, or her reasons for doing things, and had no compassion about her.
When my son had been in surgery for 1hour 20mins, I became anxious as the surgeon told me the op would only take 1hour. So I attempted to seek reassurance from the nurse. She came back, to tell me that my son was "still on the table getting stitched up" which I find a wholly unacceptable thing to say! He is not a slab of meat, and I'm sure there are much more appropriate ways of saying his surgery was not complete. I am appalled that a nurse working in a children's hospital would use such disrespectful language.
I work for the nhs, and when dealing with relatives, I always use empathy and compassion. I just wonder if she would have liked that terminology had it been one of her relatives? ? ? Other things happened relating to this particular nurse, but really they were inconsequential in comparison to her reference to my sons surgery.
However, on a positive note, there was a year 3 student nurse who actually had a job in the day surgery ward once qualified who was absolutely fabulous with my son and I. The ward will be a better place for her being part of the team! !