Originally Posted by Mystik Monkey
have worked there myself, in the Day Hospital for a community based placement. Jesus it was busy. When I was there about 2 years ago the DH at least was very understaffed but was great. The Nurse Manager there was a legend, the clients loved the place. Don't be put off by the look of it, it looks old and clapped out, but i've heard good things about the levels of care etc
The day hospital must be very different to the rest of the hospital then.
My dad was there for several weeks recuperating from a serious illness and I can honestly say that the standard of care in Mary's was the worst that I have ever seen in any hospital. It wasn't just a matter of being understaffed; it was badly organised and in some cases, simply inept.
No nurses would be seen on the ward for hours on end. There were a number of days during his stay where we saw the ward cleaner more than we saw any actual nurse or doctor. There were no bells for the patients to call for help if they needed to go to the bathroom or anything like that (and with so many old people, that was much-needed). Strict dietary restrictions (in this case, PKU and diabetes) were simply ignored, despite the consequences.
It doesn't just look
old and clapped out, it is
. The building is horrible. It has shades of an industrial school, with the high ceilings, wooden walls and bad heating.
There were about a gazillion other things wrong with the place but I'm going to leave it before I start ranting. Suffice to say, it was a horrible place and we had to fight hard to get my dad transferred out of there as soon as we realised just how bad it was.