"Staff generally caring, mixed wards a huge mistake..."
About: Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) Welwyn Garden City AL7 4HQ
Posted by Anonymous
What I liked
Staff are generally kind, although it is difficult to find out information about my Mother's treatment and care.
What could be improved
My Mother is an old lady and finds it distressing that she is in a mixed ward - in fact the only lady in her bay. Although curtains are put up. she still feels uncomfortable knowing that there are male patients so close by. Would it be possible to have at least single sex bays?
The patient in the bed next to my Mother was obviously about to pass away, there were 10 people around the bed, they were constantly coming and going, this unsettled my Mother and meant that her visitor barely had room to stand. I appreciate that it was a difficult time for the family but as my Mother had just come down from intensive care and we had to adhere to the two visitors per bed.
Please if you have to have mixed wards can you have single sex bays.