"Poor nursing at Royal Hallamshire ward K1"

About: Royal Hallamshire Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I am a carer for a person who was admitted to ward K1 of the Royal Hallamshire for surgery. Though the medical care was of a good standard, many other aspects (including the nursing) were less than acceptable. I saw a nurse leave an open drugs trolley to attend a patient with diarrhoea, put soiled paper towels in the bin and then go back to the drugs trolley without washing her hands or wearing gloves. On another occasion, I saw another nurse leave an open drugs trolley unattended for 20 minutes!

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