"Observing my husband's care while staying in hospital"
About: Sunnybank Private Hospital Sunnybank Private Hospital Sunnybank 4109
Posted by Spotless mema (as ),
I recently spent time with my husband in Sunnybank private hospital awaiting tests. He was transferred from another hospital as no private beds in that hospital were available and needed tests done soon.
I arrived after he had breakfast, which he was satisfied with. I preceded to stay for company, as he had no tests till the next day. (the food was quite good he said)
First reaction I had was when I approached the desk, where several blue dressed nurses were talking to each other and how they completely ignored me. I was not with my husband when he was admitted, as he came by ambulance from another hospital, so I wanted to check what he had signed.
I thought that it was strange, as no one asked if they could help. A male nurse approached from a different room and asked if he could help me.
Being a private hospital I wanted to make sure our cover was without any extras so far.
After the fellow introduced me to the nurse she started looking through the paperwork on my husband:
The impression I got from staff attending to me was that everything was a bother and we were in a self serve hospital. I asked my husband how he felt after the ordeal transferring and he said he had a pounding headache that he had all morning - this was around 11am. I personally went to ask staff to give some Panadol and inform the nurse I saw that his face looked hot and had high blood pressure the day and night before 181/90. It seemed to my husband that he had not met this nurse nor seen anyone since arriving the night before.
His catheter was hurting too, but he had put up with it. I must say going from the newly renovated Logan to this well worn hospital with apparently inattentive staff I was quite shocked. After seeing a nurse about not making a bed and change of dirty sheets, I was told, I will address it when I can after giving medication, this never happened whilst I was there and I left late after my husband had gone to bed. So far wondered why we were paying for a private hospital care? ? ?
The toilet in his room smelt like urine, so I also cleaned that myself before I left worried and wondering about his care.