"Bad ward experience, even worse discharge"
About: St Helier Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics St Helier Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics SM5 1AA
Posted by Stumpy (as ),
I went to the Urgent Care Centre to look at an infected blister on my stump. Was seen in A&E who were excellent. The trouble then started being transferred to a ward. No staff, wrong medication prescribed, incorrect dosage. General shortage of staff especially over the week end. Meals late, at times no hot drinks due to no staff. Breakfast being served as ward rounds start.
Then, because of a shortage of beds was taken to the discharge lounge, without medication as the doctor had not completed the discharge form which meant a four hour wait before being able to go home. Missed medication (insulin) as there was no means of eating.
Very horrible hospital to be avoided at all cost.