"My wife's care after surgery"
About: Rotherham Hospital / General surgery Rotherham Hospital General surgery Rotherham S60 2UD
Posted by Hull (as ),
Where to begin...well, communication (to the patient and with each other staff wise).
Numerous times being told 'this is going to happen, and going to do that', but when you see another member of staff, ' no that's not needed, or we're doing it like this'.
Had specialist' nurses and doctors say one thing, then night staff come along and change it despite you telling them what's been happening and what other nurses/dr's have said (but it seems easier for them to give to you a load of tablets at the beginning of their shift, than to have to keep changing your IV).
Well, without going into details, my wife had surgery and on the saturday morning, two Dr's (not ones she'd seen before) did the morning rounds. They didn't look at her wound or talk to her, they looked at her 'notes' and said 'change her IV antibiotics to tablets and discharge her tomorrow'.
She was still on liquid morphine, the tissue viability nurse (who had seen and dressed the wound each day) said no way (and within the hour her infection had spread further).
So she's still in Rotherham General and the day staff nurses and tissue nurse and 'day' dr's are really looking after her.
Just as an aside, when I visited my wife she had the 'menu' for saturday teatime (this was thursday evening). She dully made her choice. Come Saturday teatime, they were told on her ward that 'If you picked soup, any of the hot meals or a pudding, we've run out! ' but there's 'some' sandwiches.