"A&E Walking clinic nurse cover under resourced"
About: Homerton University Hospital Homerton University Hospital London E9 6SR
I have been attending the hospital A&E section walk in clinic for wound dressing every day and the treatment I received from nurses have been great. I cannot fault their professionalism and positive attitude they show.
My concern isn't about the service and care it is about the lack of nurses allocated to the A&E walk in unit.
Every week day I come in there are up to 10-20 people waiting be put there is only 1 nurse available. The average waiting time for a patient to see a nurse for a dressing is 2 hours. I've noticed that only 1 nurse is coverning the whole walk in centre with patients also being sent from A&E as well. This is unacceptable.
As one nurse sees patient after patient attending wound dressings it becomes a battle for time, whatever the nurse does inevitable is drowned in work without a break allowing possible errors to happen. Nurses must be allowed to concentrate and breath and not think about the patients that are waiting in que. This is a disaster waiting to happen as health and safety and and duty of care is being compromised by Homerton Hospital only allocating 1 nurse in the walk in clinic.