"Temporary ward is a disgrace"
About: Arrowe Park Hospital Arrowe Park Hospital Wirral CH49 5PE
Posted by @nnoyed (as ),
My relation was recently admitted to a temporary ward, which is not temporary for patients but only open 5 months a year. Apparently this means that no equipment is provided such as tv, radio, phone and no chairs for visitors to sit on, in spite of signs which say "Please do not sit on the beds due to cross infection". Worse than the lack of patient facilities is the lack of care and absolutely no communication between any nursing staff with either each other, the doctors or the patients.
Pre admission history was given five times and ignored. Medication was given haphazardly and when moved to the next ward (after complaining loud and hard) the prescription charts weren't sent up in time for drug rounds. Formal complaints resulted in being told many times it was a temporary ward and that yes it was awful. Several members of staff said they wouldn't want relatives there! Absolutely diabolical. This is 2009!