"Care of elderly patient"
About: Wyalkatchem Koorda Hospital (Aged Care) Wyalkatchem Koorda Hospital (Aged Care) Wyalkatchem 6485
Posted by antliaxy64 (as ),
My grandparent has ulcers on both legs and is unable to walk very well and uses a wheelchair and walking frame. They have had 4 falls in the past and has been in the Wyalkatchem Hospital.
I feel the care was poor from a few staff, my grandparent was left in wet clothes which in my opinion is a poor standard. They also had bandages on their legs leaking through so much that the bed linen was covered in yellow liquid from their legs, so they slept in a wheelchair. I believe they asked the nurse to help them change and was abused, the common reply is that they are too busy. The dressings on their leg ulcers had a care plan done by the Northam Wound Clinic but while they were in hospital it changed every day. I feel that the nurses need to be consistent with their wound care management and need to have more communication with the wound care clinic.