"I never want to be admitted to this hospital again"
About: Southmead Hospital Southmead Hospital Bristol BS10 5NB
Posted by gorslasboy
What I liked
What could be improved
North Bristol Health Authority-Southmead Hospital
SUNDAY, 11 MARCH 2012
It is now nearly 4 months since I had a procedure for the removal of a growth in my bladder and stayed as an inpatient on the Urology Ward at Southmead Hospital.
Physically the pain has gone and my bladder control is nearly back to normal.
Pshycologicaly my experience on this ward has destroyed my confidence in the NHS, I get bouts of acute depression, my level of self worth has taken a severe knock, I am unable to sleep more that an hour or so each night and I dread the thought that it might be necessary for me to stay as an in patient on this ward again.
I have to see the consultant again on the 16th March and I assume he will suggest my comming back in for the same procedure again because the pathology lab failed to make a full diagnosis of the type of cancer from my last pathology sample sent to them.
For Southmead Hospital to become a Hospital fit for purpose again
1. Get rid of the nursing staff that are not fit for purpose.
2. a. Employ nursing staff that are capable of showing compassion towards the patients in their care.
b. Respect the dignity and human rights of patients.
c. Listen to what patients say and not treat them as if they are invisible.
d. Nursing staff whilst on duty should leave their personal problems at home and give 100% of
their attention to the care and needs of their patients.
3. a. Proper ward management ensuring that there are regular ward rounds carried out by competent senior nursing staff.
b. Proper supervision and discipline of nursing staff.
c. A review of the competence of the pathology labs to ensure that they can correctly and accurat