A nurse has vowed never to allow another family member to be treated at Croydon University Hospital after witnessing a catalogue of errors when her grandmother was admitted to the hospital.And being a nurse, she should be listened to, surely?
Mrs Coulson, who lives in Arkell Grove, Upper Norwood, was admitted to Wandle ward 1 on February 6, following an eight-hour wait in the accident and emergency department. When Ms Grebovich visited her grandmother the following day she found her distressed and tearful.
She said: “She told me she had been woken at 4am by two nurses who asked her to get out of the bed and into a wheelchair.
“She complied and was then taken to another ward and left in a side room. She tried to ask where they were taking her, but did not get an answer.
“My grandmother was so upset and tearful at being moved the nurses eventually brought her back to the previous bed.
“It is disgusting staff felt it was acceptable to wake an 83-year-old in the early hours of the morning and attempt to move her with no explanation.”I wonder if Mrs Grebovich has never done that, then?
Ms Grebovich said she noticed a series of failings on subsequent visits to the hospital, including her grandmother’s drug chart stating she had no allergies – when she is allergic to Penicillin – and finding unidentified medication next to her gran’s bed that had to be thrown away.
She said: “I found another patient’s notes in my grandmother’s folder and her bowel chart had not been filled in for two days, even though she was admitted to hospital with a colorectal problem.
“If the patient is not going to be correctly monitored, what is the point of her being in hospital?”Good point. It's appalling, isn't it, the way some nurses treat the elderly?
Oh. Hang on.
“I am not slagging off my fellow nurses, but they [the hospital] need to be aware what is happening on the wards.”But it was your fellow nurses that carried out the actions, or in some cases, failed to carry out the actions!
'We were just obeying orders' wasn't a get-out clause at Nuremberg - it ain't gonna fly here, either...