"poor care Aberdeen"
About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / General Surgery Aberdeen Royal Infirmary General Surgery AB25 2ZN
Posted by garbo (as ),
I was admitted to the surgical ward for a surgical procedure.
I feel the after care was very poor. I was taken off my drip after less than 24 hours and was expected to drink despite the fact I could hardly lift my arm I was so weak. My relatives were the only ones giving me fluids. Despite their attention I became very dehydrated.
The attention of the nurses I met seemed very poor. Painkillers I was written up for didn't arrive for at least half an hour. Medication I was prescribed wasn't on the ward so instead of being given an alternative, I was given nothing at all. The nurses told me to remind them when some medications were due.
A patient at a nearby bed was quite insistent he needed a bedpan. His cries fell on deaf ears and the poor soul suffered the indignity of wetting the bed. God help me if I ever take ill again.
The nurses made me feel I was just a nuisance. I discharged too early, I could barely walk and had hardly eaten at all. Poor show all round. I will certainly have to think carefully about any future operations.
I remember the days when nursing was a lifetime commitment and a calling - not so now. The nurses I met seemed to spend more time gossiping and chatting than attending to their duties.