"filth and uncaring staff"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
Posted by darksonnet (as ),
yesterday I visited my father on Harvey ward, on my way there I was disgusted by the exposed pipes in the ceiling, and how dirty the floors and walls was. On the ward the floor had dried ground up dirt on the floor, and the curtains around the beds are really faded and appears to be dusty at the tops.
when I asked my dad how he was feeling he said rubbish they have left me here for over an hour laying in the bed which is very painful for him.
I was also very shocked to find out that on harvey ward they are only allowing the patients 2 cups of tea a day which is ridiculous and to have it confirmed by a member of staff when I said my dad would like a cup of coffee and for the staff member to say they are only allowed to give them 2 a day BUT on this occasion will do it the once I was outraged.
My father asked me to get the nurses as he needed to sit on the commode instead of allowing my father the dignity of sitting on the commode they gave him a bed pan instead saying they did not have the time to put him on and off the commode outrageous! ! ! my dad was in tears about this.
My dad then asked me if I could ask the nurse if he could have a look at his notes so he could read them as his rights say he can. when asked the staff member snapped sharply at me saying he is not allowed to see his notes. every ward I have been to see other sick members of my family or even my self in other hospitals have always allowed patients to read through their notes and my dad became ever so upset by the fact he was not allowed to read up on his own notes as they were about him.
I will be taking these matters up wit CQC