"Condition treated but lacked personal care"
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
Posted by Gill
I was admitted as an emergency and needed an operation.
I cannot fault the speed with which I was treated not the brilliant outcome of that operation.
What I found lacking was the personal care from staff. I am a fit and able person but due to my op could not move at all the night before nor the day after.
I was not offered assistance with a wash not even a bowl of water. I had to ask for both. Just pulling the table to me was difficult and again there was no offer to ensure I had everything I needed.
I was fine as I could ask and had plenty of visitors but there were those in the ward who could not.
Nurses, please understand that looking after the basic personal needs of a patient is your first priority, if these are not taken care of all the other wonders that are performed could well be useless if some one becomes dehydrated or develops pressure sores!!!
But on a positive the nurses were lovely in many ways and I do appreciate are busy. The actual problem I was admitted with was dealt with swiftly so many thanks for that.