"A Bible is comforting to many people "
About: Victoria Hospital (Kirkcaldy) Victoria Hospital (Kirkcaldy) Kirkcaldy KY2 5AH
Posted by Silver350 (as ),
I was looking for a Bible when I was in hospital recently, they always used to have a Gideon Bible in the bedside cabinets but I could not find one. When I asked the nurses about it they looked a bit puzzled and could not offer any explanation. One nurse did say she would speak to the Chaplain to come and see me.
On my last day on the ward I saw the ward Sister and raised the question with her. She explained that all the Bibles had been removed due to risk of spreading infection – she said she had a bible at home which she would bring in for me.
All the staff on the ward were very nice and very caring but a Bible is comforting to many people in a different way. I was taken into hospital by ambulance and was unable to take my Bible with me in all the confusion.
Also on the last day, as I was waiting for my son to collect me, I saw the chapel and thought I’d just go and have a look but it was locked. I’m sure there must have been a reason for this but a shame if people need to ask for a key – they could be in a distressed enough state as it is.