"Nursing care on the Vascular Ward"
About: Morriston Hospital / General Medicine Morriston Hospital General Medicine SA6 6NL
Posted by John dough (as ),
A relative was admitted to Morriston Hospital Swansea. We couldn't fault the surgical team ( they were excellent) however, the nursing care on the ward was virtually non -existent.
During the admission we observed patients falling after using the bathroom unsupervised, dressings going unchanged, nurse call bells being ignored for 20 mins + and patient information being miscommunicated to relatives. I have little confidence in their infection control procedures. I think management needs to take a long hard look at how this ward is running. It is as though the patients are an inconvenience - the majority if the nursing staff seemed to spend most of their time sitting huddled at the nursing station on their mobile phones chatting about their night out or next holiday. Clearly, Nursing is simply a job and not a vocation..... they should be thoroughly ashamed of their lack of care.
I can tell you one thing - this ward will never be out of work, as I think their poor clinical care will end up creating vascular problems.
Ban mobile phones, bring back the matron and the nightingale wards.... then they would have nowhere to hide.