"Bad hygiene practice by staff"
About: Southmead Hospital Southmead Hospital Bristol BS10 5NB
Ward 32A - Witnessed nurses entering "infection control" bay, not washing hands on entering or exiting and not wearing gloves or aprons, yet family members expected to wear aprons on visiting.
Ward 32A - now closed due to "rampant" Norovirus infection.
Family members not told about closure until 11am (visiting from 10am).
Witnessed patients left in bed until 11am with curtains drawn, breakfast still on tray and no nurses with them.
Dementia patients will suffer as no family can visit, mild dementia patients need family around them, this can cause a deterioration in their recovery.
Cannot give patient name due to fear of retaliation or further lack of care.