"Feeding back on Ward B50 June 2012"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by Janzq3 (as ),
The patients on ward B50 regularly meet with staff and the involvement team to talk about life on the ward. The June meeting was all about care and any issues that people wanted to raise.
One patient was full of praise for the staff and commented, 'Staff will listen, they are very supportive. I like the fact that staff don't wear uniforms as it breaks down barriers.' They have the personal touch and I don't feel restricted as staff are very flexible.'Another patient commented on feeling safe whilst on the ward'.
An issue was raised about a cordless mobile phone that was requested for to help with privacy for patients when making calls. Unfortunately this request had been turned down. Patients felt it wasn't much to ak for as it was quite cheap to purchase and would mean that patients could have some privacy when talking with their families. They asked again if this could be reviewed and reconsidered?
2 other issues were raised. One was about the smoking policy. It was explained to the patient that we are a no smoking trust. The patient accepted it was sensible but he found it hard to smoke less.
Big name badges were also mentioned again as some patients found it hard to see the exisiting name badge where the writing was small.
The ward manager also let people know that the pahramacist Sarah Brennan was available to see patients to talk about their medication.
Another patient concluded the meeting by saying that he was receving brilliant care and that individuals count on Ward B50.