"Missed lunch, but possibly wider implications"
About: Hairmyres Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Hairmyres Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics G75 8RG
Posted by Donna1985 (as ),
My mother was a patient of Ward 1 at Hairmyres Hospital for a hip replacement. While for the majority of time, the care she received was excellent, on one occasion they forgot to give my mum lunch. While my mum is fairly lucky that she can articulate the fact that she hadn't been fed, I have concerns that there will be patients within the hospital who may not be able to do so (dementia patients, people with learning disabilities etc). I have heard previously from a relative who was a patient in another ward in Hairmyres that it also happened to them, so it's clearly not a one off incident.
While I am absolutely not looking for any staff members to be given in to "trouble", I do think that perhaps the procedures of feeding patients has to be looked at and issues addressed, given that malnutrition of patients is an issue in so many of our hospitals.