"wastefulness of resources and a lack of care."
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Greater London) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Greater London) Greater London SE18 4QH
Posted by Anonymous
No wonder the NHS is in a mess, what a wastefulness of resources and a lack of care, is the only way to sum up this hospital.
Patients are left with no dignity, my dad was left on a trolley in A&E from midnight until when he was admitted to a ward at 1pm the next day. Having had a cafeta fitted in A&E I had to ask if he could have a bottom sheet for the trolley as his exposed body was just laying on the plastic base of the trolley. He was one of the lucky ones on this particular evening as at least he had a cubicle, but there were trolleys backed up in the corridor full of patients, most with just a thin cloth covering their dignity.
The staff in A&E were overworked but very caring and professional.
The care stops once you are admitted to the ward, here you are then faced by a group of people who wear the badge and uniform of a nurse.
They are there to just administer the medication and most lack any care towards the patient.
Most of the nurses you cannot understand as they do not have a good enough command of English. They do not know what the doctor has said. You feel that you cannot approach them at the nurses station to ask a question, and when they do finally acknowledge you they come across as not knowing anything about the patient, even though they are administering the medication.They do not check if the patient is eating or drinking.
The food is so awful in this ward that it makes it impossible for the patient to eat.
So much money must be wasted in this area.