"Lack of nurses"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital / Vascular surgery Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Vascular surgery BH7 7DW
Posted by Christine Mcmanus
I was admitted to the surgical ward 18 for a blood clot in my arm on the evening of14th Sept and operated on very quickly by the consultant with the help of a wonderful registrar and an amazing theatre staff and recovery nurses.It was the after care that was abysmal. The next day I even rang my daughter in Salisbury to try to get help,for at least 3/4 of an hour no one came to help me when I was in agony.
Even when I went to the nursing station I was told to go back to bed and someone would come( eventually some one did.)
The next day I was moved to ward 14 all the helpers there were great especially the lovely people bringing the tea etc.But I can honestly say that I did not see one nurse until I asked about having my arm dressed before I left in the evening. When I went to wash in the morning I came back to a lovely clean bed but also 2 pain killers left on my table but not a nurse in sight.I know this is wrong no nurse asked me any questions about what I needed to take or if I required anything. It seems to me that the hospital needs to look into its procedure regarding nursing staff reposbilities before there is a big problem.Just a hello or a good morning would be a start. Christine McManus