hospitals dont care if your elderly

Started by: fishy123 (inactive)

i was on escort duty with an elderly person at one of our local hospitals the other day and the nursing staff complety ignored us kept us waiting way past our appointed time fair enough emergency cases come first . but a patient who was drunk came before us and to me thats not acceptable

Started: 22nd Aug 2006 at 12:26

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

Fishy, the drunk was seen before you has the staff do not want a situation to develop.I agree also that the elderly are not given the care they deserve.

Replied: 23rd Aug 2006 at 01:07

Posted by: empress (9667) 

They are understaffed and over full half the time.Christies have been nothing short of fantastic with my mother however, the staff there deserve a medal. But I did take my brother into Wigan Infirmary a few months back and was horrified with his treatment.He was left waiting in pain on a bed a long time, when I went in he rolled off and I caught him , the sides hadn;t been put up and he was delirious with pain. But the staff were run off their feet that day.
I work as a carer for the elderly, they are terrified of having a fall and going into hospital, all of them seem to have a bad tale to tell.But then again we do tend to complain about the bad and not give credit when its good.
I think most hospitals are understaffed, and those staff are underpaid.

Replied: 23rd Aug 2006 at 13:10

Posted by: fishy123 (inactive)

empress you cant tell me about nurses cos im one myself and like you i care for the elderly

Replied: 23rd Aug 2006 at 15:31


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