"Ward visiting rules"
Posted by boardman (as ),
A relative had excellent care from doctors and staff during a recent hospital visit. However the background organisation was not of this standard and it is amazing that the staff are so outstanding within a badly organised system.
On one ward when I left so that the relative would keep to the specified 2 visitors I was staggered to find the next day other patients with 7 visitors some sitting on beds, children running in and out of the patient toilets and children firing pop guns at ceiling of the ward.
I am not surprised that hygiene is a problem.
At one stage a ward contained 15 visitors for 4 patients including 6 children.
No good having rules which can be flouted.