"On Ward 4b there was a ward sister ..."
About: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Gloucester GL1 3NN
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What I liked
On Ward 4b there was a ward sister who seemed genuially concerned as to how thorough my medical history was looked at and checked through and she was the only one who acted on improving my pain by upping my dose of oral morphine, sadly tho this did not improve but atleast she tried. The younger nurses do try very hard to help patients as best they can but are not helped enough by staff above them to be able to give reasurrance and comfort that is needed to enable a patient to feel safe and cared for. Some of the young nurses are talked down too at times and this makes things harder all round.
Also thankfully one of the nurses on Ward 4b moved me into another bed on another bay unit as the bed I had been put in was broken, totally unacceptable and the environment was so distressing and noisy that it made the whole experience very traumatic.
What could be improved
Bed management team really need to think alot more about feelings of patients who are lying in their beds feeling so ill and disorientated as being pushed around from pillar to post makes a patient feel very very ill indeed. They need to consider more personal medical background history before just pushing a patient into any old place/bed.
Bank nursing staff need checking upon that they know fully what they are doing when taking a patients observation as quite clearly the one banking nurse on late at night for my ward had no clue which puts a patient at great risk.