"I was horrified to find my elderly ..."

About: Kingston Hospital

(as a relative),

What could be improved

I was horrified to find my elderly mother in a 4-bed mixed-sex ward in the MAC. There is no excuse for these to still be used and all hospitals were supposed to have got rid of them five years ago. None of her drugs have been locked away. Over 48 hours after admission they are all still sitting on the top of her locker. And yesterday, the nurse doing the drug round actually abandoned her open drug trolley for a short while whilst she moved chairs and equipment around from one bay to another. Busy or not, these things just should not happen.

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