About: Leighton Hospital Leighton Hospital Crewe CW1 4QJ
Without doubt the nurses on this ward must be some of the best in the hospital, apart from one, the incident being reported at the time. The trained nurses and HCA's were always attentive and showed care and compassion. Matron and the Ward Manager should be rightly proud of their team.
DOCTORS/INFECTION CONTROL - WORTHY OF A NOVEL - Another story! When will doctors, regardless of their position, learn it is nothing short of being reckless ( or heaven forbid ignorance ) not to wash their hands before commencing a procedure on a patient. Equally as bad, if you have washed your hands or are wearing gloves, you do not pick anything off the floor thus contaminating the aforesaid; why do so many of you not realise you are compromising a patient's health by not adhering to this basic requirement? If recklessness and/or ignorance are not regarded as the reason for this omission in practice, then the only other cause which might be considered is negligence which is a very serious reason indeed! More to the point, doctors' do not like to be challenged about the way they do their job which brings to mind the saying: "You can always tell a doctor but not much!" I do hope someone in authority notices this observation as it not the first time it has been commented on.
Until the day before discharge, my husband's room was not cleaned properly for two weeks by anyone other than myself. No-one knew I was cleaning and I only started doing it myself after watching a domestic wipe down the window sills and skirting board before using the same cloth to wipe the table. The sink was cleaned once by her and the floor spot cleaned twice. Bearing in mind this is a surgical ward and not wanting to upset the domestic was the reason I felt compelled to provide my own bleach having got through two bottles. After reporting this appaling state of affairs to Matron, a cleaner with the credentials of knowing how to clean was despatched. Infection Control should do an 'audit' on door handles - I could not possibly imagine the result! Cleandliness has certainly deteriorated since my husband's last visit as an inpatient and doctors lack of hygeine remains worryingly low!