"Post operative care of patient with aphasia"
About: Box Hill Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Box Hill Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics Box Hill 3128
Posted by full patient care needed (as ),
My elderly parent was admitted to BHH with a fractured femur. While the surgery was successful, the post-op care they received was much less so. While I was there for most evening meals, they were unable to eat by themselves and no nurses helped them nor drew attention to their nutritional needs. When they were discharged we found bed sores after only five days in hospital.
It would seem that the staff treat an acute condition but have no idea of what full patient care means when it applies to those unable to fend for themselves.
The hospital's poor reputation appears to have been well earned.