"This hospital needs change...."
About: Glasgow Royal Infirmary / General Surgery Glasgow Royal Infirmary General Surgery G4 0SF
Posted by No good (as ),
I was admitted from A and E to ward 65 then transfered to ward 63, and I have to say I am disgusted by the hygiene in the Royal in the wards I was in. It is filthy! I was put in a private room, once in and settled I began to look around, there was a dirty pillowcase under my sheet, which had clearly not been changed since the last patient was in. The floor had what looked like dried in urine or vomit stain next to the bed. The chair which was next to the bed had clumps of hair wrapped around the legs. Every wall had horrible stains on them, the bathroom was just as bad with the same stains on the floor and urine on the seat (private room and bath room) it was filthy!
I said to a nurse who looked at me with contempt, I told her I would not go back in until it was clean as an attitude from her was expecting me to go back in the dirty bed which had not been changed since last patient.
When the cleaner finally turned up the attitude was terrible! Her words where I have cleaned this room today already! I only clean it in the morning! I was disgusted! The room was cleaned after an hour (yes I was sick and standing about to wait for a clean bed was terrible considering I had come from ward 65 prior they knew I was coming....hours before) the next day I was moved in to a room with beds for 6, as another patient needed the room. I do not know if the room was cleaned or not after I had been in it.
The next room was filthy! And was not cleaned for 2 days while I was in it even though I pointed this out. The floors had stains on it, the cupboards had stains on them. The staff warned us in the ward at night that she had had a long day and we would be in hell if we buzzed our call button.
I had a lapascope and they found a hernia, and my gi tract was very inflamed, I had been sick for 5 weeks (and still am vomiting from it 3 weeks after being discharged)this was why I came to a and e the pain was and still is horrendous. Yet my discharge letter says gastritis! I've lost 3 stones now. One of which I lost while in this hospitals care.
My dr has no clue that I have the hernia, it clearly is and has been causing me problems for along time about 9 years, But was told due to the cost of surgery to correct it it was too expensive. I can hardly eat, and am sick a lot, and am getting no were to help resolve this for me. It really has put me off coming back to a and e when I clearly need help.