Day 3

Only day 3 and I'm struggling to contain my rage levels! The patient care on this ward has never exactly been good but it's getting worse. One of the ladies on the ward has her toenails half on, half off due to her condition, they won't let her walk around the ward without slippers on (health and safety apparently!) this is increasing her pain considerably as they are lifted from the nail bed they catch on her slippers, the only thing they are giving her is oil to soak her feet in! It's pathetic! Watching someone struggling to walk, with tears streaming down her face because of the extra pain having her slippers on causes is just heartbreaking, how on earth this acceptable is beyond me but hey, rules is rules! It used to be that drains in the skin ward were cleaned regularly, not any more! Now they are dealt with as and when they block up, this means I ended up ankle deep in water and gunk from myself this morning and of course what ever crap was in the drain already, delightful, anyone fancy an infection? We have had urine samples in cardboard containers left in the bathroom for three days in a row now, we do the sample, tell em it's there, they forget or just don't bother to collect them, by the time they do we need to do fresh ones as they've been sitting there so long, the fresh ones then sit there for a day the whole stupid process is repeated, I've mentioned to the nurses three times so far today that these samples are there but as the day marches on still they are there. One of the ladies in my bay has mobility problems, they dump what passes for food on the table at the end of her bed out of her reach and walk away, so we sort it and move the table to her but why can't they do that? It's not exactly rocket science is it??? It isn't so much that we mind our food getting colder (it arrives lukewarm at best) but it's an infection control issue, we shouldn't be doing it for that reason! You used to be tested for MRSA on arrival, until you had the all clear you were kept separate, so those that carry it don't infect those with wounds but as that no long happens it's well dodgy! I want to complain but I know full well that not only is it unlikely to do any good but it also makes it more likely I'll be treated less well on subsequent visits, I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place, whatever I do it's a lose lose situation.
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7 Responses Dec 9, 2012

Hi Love, I'll have to admit I had to stop reading, it just hurt too badly. I am so sorry about what a cruel experience this is turning out to be. Maybe by now the poor woman has been helped with her toenails.
Ugh... I am sick for you. (((((( HUGS GALORE )))))) do your best to stick this out, that's all you can do..
I love you Friend.

I bet you are elated, and for good reason! Oxo

man that sounds rough =/

. =(

*crosses fingers*

.u really should complain. at some point. there's just too many things wrong at that hospital

The problem with hospitals is they are hiring too many Asians. Asians aren't qualified to be in the medical field. They were brought in to this country to be servants. They should all be either cooking noodles, cleaning toilets, or selling fortune cookies.


Why is that comment still there? I flagged it. It should be gone.

I hope so, but the jerk will just come back with a new account. I've only heard of one (from an EP volunteer) that kept getting new accounts and doing the same thing. They finally blocked the IP address.

Mondays are always slow, because they don't work on Saturdays or Sundays. They have a lot of catching up to do.

Good plan. I should start doing that with ever sorryass racist I come across. I have flagged that racist pig with the black dog for an avatar almost daily for a couple of weeks, and still, every single day he is posting racist stuff.

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Sounds terrible I bet you're in the USA. Hospitals in Canada aren't that bad!

Well you need to do what's right for you hon. If that means checking out early, then so be it. But there has to be a way to alert some authority to how awful the care is ... although I suspect it's not at all unusual. How about writing to the local newspapers? I'm sure you could put together an eloquent piece to make your point.

That sounds horrible!!! Im sorry your going through that and all the people your with!!!

You shouldnt have to put up with that stuff... I never knew it was so bad!!! Is there anyone you can complain to? I hope your better and out of there soon!!!

I dont blame you... but yeah it does make it difficult if youve got to go back... thats probaly what theyre counting on :-/

your only hope, is to heal, and get out of there....and perhaps not even wait to heal completely..

well.i will be saying some prayers for you...Your not in a good place...instead of placing you where it would help, it looks like they placed you..... at risk