"Feedback from a member of staff at Northern General"
About: Northern General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Northern General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics S5 7AU
Posted by 5678 (as ),
I have worked on this ward or many years now and to see some the blogs and comments about my ward are shocking.
First of all, may I address the over use of lactulose. The reason why nursing staff are concerned about bowel movements is that a patient who is on the trauma list may be starved for a day or two at the least. Plus the factors of having hip surgery can effect the bowel opening as normal, patients can get constipated or at the worst case, the bowel could burst.
As for buzzers going unanswered, sometimes there's only one support worker on shift especially nights shifts and sometimes afternoon shifts too.
Thirdly I would like to ask family members and care staff to bring in clothes as well as night wear to help the patients with their rehabilitation after surgery . Also any information on what they like and do not like regards to food and how they take their medication.