"patients don't have access to the same things as patients in other hospitals"
About: Queen Margaret Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Queen Margaret Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics KY12 0SU
Posted by Healthservice user 99 (as ),
My mum is in the rehabilitation ward and has issues with her memory. Unlike in the Victoria hospital in Kirkcaldy there is no paper round at all in this ward and nowhere that visitors can buy a paper in the hospital.
This ward is about giving people tools to help re-orientate them and give them skills for daily life. it seems unfair that there is no access on a daily basis to something with a date on it and current news. The only television is in the day room however there are no emergency buzzers in this room which means that patients aren't able to access this room. There are also lots of pictures waiting to be put up on the walls in this room as well which have been sitting now for a couple of weeks which seems a shame.
The nursing care is good but it seems unfair that patients don't have access to the same things as patients in other hospitals. It also seems unfortunate that the space chosen for the ward where people may spend a fairly lengthy time is the lowest floor of the hospital with no views.
This shows a lack of foresight given that the majority of the space seems to be given over to clinics and offices.