"Care on the ward"
About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital / Older people's healthcare Blackpool Victoria Hospital Older people's healthcare FY3 8NR
Posted by Kanibi27 (as ),
I was recently admitted with a trapped nerve caused by two discs in spine compacting together trapping my nerve end. It was a bay of Seven beds. Whilst in there I learnt that some staff are compassionate, caring, nothing too much trouble for them. From what I saw however I felt other staff were lazy and shiftless, their only job is not just giving out meds and nothing else, as sometimes people need bedpans, to use the commode or to have a cup of tea made for them during the night also.
A patient in the ward with me asked for water and was ignored, so when a staff member passed their bed doing meds I asked if they could please pass the water four times. I was ignored. Eventually they got the water when a different member of staff came in to the ward. This staff member appeared run ragged during the night, I know this as I spent most of the night awake.
One member of staff shouted from the other end of the ward get to sleep your waking everyone up, the only one waking people up was them and they spent most of their time at the table on their phone. I have a voice a lot of patients haven't unfortunately.