"Cleanliness and care"
About: Leighton Hospital Leighton Hospital Crewe CW1 4QJ
Posted by Anonymous
I was admitted to this hospital by ambulance the care I received from the ambulance team and in A&E was excellent, however once transferred to the ACUnit I can only describe the experience as third world, there was a spillage of fluids on the floor by the bed of the patient being moved to another ward and where I was being admitted the nurse threw towels on the floor and wiped up the mess with their foot , when challenged by the nurse who had brought me up they said they had no time to get mops out, none of the area table bedside or anywhere else was cleaned during this changeover of patients. The patient opposite me was incontinent and soiled herself throughout the night the stench was unbearable, we were offered breakfast in the morning whilst once again this patient was on the bedpan who could eat whilst that smell was so bad , the nurse said there's nothing we can do about it, they could of taken the patient out to a commode or asked us if we wanted to eat somewhere else, everyone who entered commented on the smell, I know incontinence has to be dealt with but patients need to be considered when other patients are left in soiled beds or full bedpans, this ward needs a long hard look to improve how they look after their patients.