"Feeling like a number, not a patient"
About: Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary / General Medicine Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary General Medicine DG1 4AP
Posted by vexed (as ),
Admitted via ambulance, ward 7, any allergic reactions to meds, yes penicillin, so flucloxocillin written up and attached to iv but not administered, taken to another ward, prone to bed sores but yet another one developed and staff didn't notice. Doctors seem to listen but do they?
Has taken at times between 3 and 4 hours to get a dressing changed after an auxiliary tells the nurse the dressing was soaked through. Now I feel I'm just a nuisance when I bring things to their attention.
Dressings were also changed without gloves, food charts seem to have anything written into them, patient fell out of bed but on being notified of this, the words used were "its nothing to worry about" - but he gashed his head on a drip stand.