About: Northampton General Hospital (Acute) / Trauma and orthopaedics Northampton General Hospital (Acute) Trauma and orthopaedics
I recently spent time in Cedar Ward, Northampton General Hospital. Nursing staff were excellent and very attentive.
However I do not know if any cleaning staff were attached to that part of the ward.
A Doctor took some blood from me about lunchtime and I could see a few droplets fall to the floor from the syringe. When I was allowed up the following day about lunchtime the blood was still on the floor. No-one had come to clean and in fact for the 24hrs I spent in that ward, fully awake, I don't think I saw any cleaning staff at all.
I did manage to catch the eye of someone who eventually just wiped up the dried-in blood!
Surely in this day of MRSA etc, cleanliness should be of the highest importance especially in a surgical ward. I thought that Infection Control was high priority in hospitals these days.
I would also advise anyone who has to spend any length of time at NGH to provide their own meals etc. I am anything but a fussy eater but what was served to me (fish, roast potatoes) looked as though it had been laying around for about a month and in fact I was frightened to eat it.