"Lack of nursing care"
About: Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital Sydney 2000
Posted by Anthostachys (as ),
A mixed bag. It has always been the responsibility of the nurse to ensure that the patient is enabled to access/consume their food. While some staff, evening and night took their responsibility seriously, I believe the day staff just left patients to manage for themselves. In a hand unit of all places, I felt patients were left to open difficult food containers, generally with only one hand! It did not seem to be that nursing staff were busy; they simply sat at their desk chatting with one another while the patients struggled. I have worked in the healthcare industry for many, many years and what I saw at this hospital is just not good enough. Granted some staff did their job, but they were in the minority.