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Posted by kbrown (as ),
I was an inpatient on Nelson Ward, Lambeth Hospital for 5 days. I found the staff to be okay but the facilities were horrendous. The toilets, of which there were five that had to be shared by eighteen patients, were disgusting.
The cleaners did a good job but unless those toilets were cleaned every five minutes you would not keep them clean. The shower was right next to the toilet in one cubicle and it did not feel hygienic. The bath was disgusting too.
I could not believe they had two showers and one bath for eighteen patients. There was no internet access, no books, and little therapy(such as art therapy, music therapy or exercise therapy).
The visiting room was just awful, one small room for everyone's visitors. There was no privacy for patients and their visitors. Given that Nelson Ward is a brand new ward I feel that there was very little planning or consultation put into it.