my youngest son broke his arm wednesday night, took him to casualty, said he'd have to stay in and we would need to come in at 7 so we could see the specialtist, got there for 7, they said he'd need to be put to sleep so they could realign it and maybe put in some pins but they'd only know that when he was asleep, so he gets all prepped, takes the premed, isnt allowed anything to eat or drink, gets in the gown is worried stiff, then the specialist turns up "im not taking him to theatre, im going to plaster it and see him in a week, if alls fine we'll leave it if not then we'll have to operate" honestly you would think he would have seen him first instead of making him go through all the worry,im obviously glad he didnt have to go to theatre but it was the way they did it, hes only 11, then we had to wait till half past 2 before he could have his arm plastered as there was one pair on to cover the whole of outpatients and the wards! The nurse came with us, and they were short staffed 4 nurses for 30 beds! So I said you needent stay we can take his notes back with us and she said oh I cant do that you're not allowed to take the notes. How crazy. Then we had to walk back to the ward to sign out.
My other moan is why we were waiting the cleaner came round, she got a damp dirty looking cloth and went round the whole ward wiping lamps, table tops and cupboard tops as far as she could reach, not once did she wash the cloth out or use any spray, then she mopped the floor with a damp long flat mop, just sort of doing where there were marks, but there was no bucket of hot water, just a shallow long bucket thing that she'd put a bit of tap water in but she didnt add any bleach or disinfectant, no wonder germs are rife!! I think im going to email the hospital and the papers as its disgusting, and i think its the norm rather than the exception as the nurses didnt say anything. Has anyone else seen this going on?