About: Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester LE1 5WW
Posted by Ausonia
What I liked
What could be improved
Attitude of staff
Cleanliness of Ward
Some Nursing would help.
Someone should remember that patients are people and do have feelings.
Dignity of the patient.
My friend aged 90 was a patient in this hospital. His treatment was disgraceful to say the least. He was not informed as to his treatment. He should have had physiotherapy over the weekend and received none. When staff were told no one was particularly bothered about it and no feed back as to why he had been left.
He wished to use a bottle and although calling for a nurse on the call button, no one took any notice and so he had to pee in his bed three times before being attended to. When asked if he was going to be washed he was told by the nurse that the shift was at an end and the nurse was off duty. Perhaps someone can answer why nursing and care seem to have disappeared and why no one is concerned. Why can patients and their families get no information about treatment.
The last indignity was being left for 7 hours to wait for an ambulance to take him to a care home. Help was offered by the family to take him in a car but they were told he had to have an ambulance. 7 hours later he was transferred in a taxi at 9 o'clock in the evening. Does anyone, either management or nursing staff, know what distress this treatment causes patients; particularly those who are elderly and infirm. Does the name infirmary have no meaning to them.
It seems that the management of this hospital is in dire need of revaluation as no one seems capable of taking a decision. May we have some action from the management and not just platitudes and jargon speak. You are supposed to be there to care for patients and this is not happening.
If you still have your original mission statement in operation stating that care of the patient is of primary concern, then I suggest you read it again and at least try to put some of it into practice.
I believe the original statement talked of psychological needs of the patient and not just the medical ones. Perhaps we could get back to dealing with that.