"My concerns about care"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead) Gateshead NE9 6SX
Posted by MrsDisgusted (as ),
While visiting my mum who was admitted for an infection I saw the following things that need to be addressed with immediate effect:
1) 2 elderly ladies who would have eaten nothing during their meal times if it were not for their relatives being there due to being unable to reach their food and feed themselves. Since visiting hours are very limited, this could very easily lead to starvation.
2) An air bubble was passing up an IV line. The nurses were alerted to this and said not to worry as the machine would beep. The line had not been connected to the machine.
3) My mum's doctor advised that she be given a saline drip but this did not happen. I asked if this was correct and nurses said no drip was needed. Doctor came back and recommended drip again. Is there no communication?
4) Patients are left to languish in bed with no interaction or entertainment. What exactly are people meant to do all day? Television is £7. 50 a day. This will undoubtedly lead to depression and feelings of despair.