"Ward 42 infection control issue."
About: Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester LE1 5WW
I visited my family member today on Ward 42. I was horrified to find she had 2 full containers of her vomit left on her side table and bedside cabinet which she said had been there for hours. I removed these and went to ask a nurse where to dispose of them. They told me they were having a handover (in the corridor) and to take it back. We stayed another 40 minutes and still no one came to remove the containers! I have been a nurse for 35 years and I am appalled at the way I was spoken to and the disregard for my family member's dignity by having her vomit all around her when we arrived, not to mention infection control.