"Six berth wards."
Posted by Gawler (as ),
The six berth wards are a retrograde step in my opinion, this means three beds a side and my elderly wife who has dementia problems was placed in a corner bed. The lady in the next bed being unable to talk meant that my wife had no one to talk to ! My wife had a bad fracture of her leg and was confined to bed for many weeks; not a very satisfactory situation. In the old large wards there was always something going on no matter how trivial.
May I also say that since my wife came out of hospital last October the follow up care -the Community Matron - in particular can only be described as excellent, or indeed unhurried excellence. Nothing too much trouble, nothing glossed over , other patients never mentioned, the visit of the Matron always eagerly looked forward to.