I am in a major Birmingham hospital with a fractured pelvis, I have been waiting 4 hours for an empty drip to be disconected before I go to bed. There is a lot of stored fluid in the tube. I am informed that there is no qualified nurse on the ward tonight, can they opperate without a single qualified nurse all night? If I turn in my sleep & loose the connection am I open to infection?
Hi QB, there are only guidelines. I googled all night, my hospital has a 67% fill rate at night. Nurse came on at 6am. Never got to bed,still reporting from my chair. I will try and raise my concerns when I can find someone to talk to in confidence, here for another 2 weeks
Blackhat I will try and raise my concerns when I can find someone to talk to in confidence, here for another 2 weeks . So make the most of your time there. Do your homework and list names of those involved get your facts right and find witnesses a photo or two may also be helpful. If we just let things like this go then nothing will ever get any better.
Perhaps it's just a local problem as I have just spent a week in Basildon hospital with no problems whatsoever. With prostate problems I was calling for a bed bottle at no more than 90 minute intervals and never had to wait more than a couple of minutes. Not the best rated hospital in the country but I was happy there.
If I turn in my sleep & loose the connection am I open to infection?
If you mean a saline drip which I would think it is and it is empty and nobody will replace it then pull it out yourself and try to get some sleep if it is possible in a hospital. Bad sitituation I agree but no point in having something stuck in you arm that is not doing anything.