"Support staff generally helpful, ..."
About: Darent Valley Hospital Darent Valley Hospital Dartford DA2 8DA
Posted by mrs l (as ),
What I liked
Support staff generally helpful, cleaners, etc. Many nursing staff either to busy or uncaring, some exceptions, however. On many occasions medications were missed for hour or more, home brought medications lost on ward.
Mixed wards is an outrage, women with wounds in personal areas having to use toilet that a man has used and is covered with urine, and you wonder where infections come from. Stop generating statistics and take a proper look round.
What could be improved
Seperate sex wards-Now!!
Continuity of treatment, during treatment over some days, was seen by a number of doctors in same surgical team, each time a different opinion and change to possible treatment. This team system does not provide for a continuity of treatment, causes patient anxiety and confusion, and is a waste of rescourses, a nominated Doctor for each patient with a nominated subordinate is a far better approach both in terms of continuity but also for patient trust.