"Infection Control"

About: William Harvey Hospital / General surgery

(as a carer),

My father is in a room the Rotary Ward at William Harvey hospital after having a op and skin graft.

I would like to complain about the bed side table which is not fit to be there and I have been told that it has been condemned! ! All formica has come away, the front edge is just exposed chipboard which can not be cleaned, and is sharp about an 1inch x 2foot.

Surly this should have been taken away and food given on a tray, to save risk to patient till you have the funds to replace?

Staff are aware but said that there are no funds. Please address ASP.

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Response from Julie Pearce, Chief Nurse + Director of Quality + Operations, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust We are preparing to make a change

Thank you for raising your concerns regarding the bedside table. I will raise this with staff and ensure that they order a replacement, this is straightforward for ward staff to be able to do. I will ensure that the surgical matron is aware and actions the change.

I hope your father is making a full recovery.

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