"What is the criteria for a side bed?"
About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital Stoke Mandeville Hospital Aylesbury HP21 8AL
Last night (25th August) I visited my relative. One of the patients, who came on to the Ward on Monday after having a hernia in her leg surgically removed, was given a side room. When I first saw her on Monday, she had no complications after surgery except for the usual pain of the surgery and she even asked the nurse to have a shower. Previously on the ward, she was put in a bed closest to the door and after a couple of hours she asked to be moved to a bed by the window.
I want to know why she was moved to a side room while another patient who was hooked up to numerous machines and obviously is in a critical state was not offered a side room? Is this an abuse of power when this happens? Who makes this decision?