Review of Accident & Emergency, written by a patient
2nd July 2020
I spent over 24 hours in SDEC and watched the nurses go from patient to patient (including myself) undertaking observations and not once did they clean the blood pressure cuff or sats probe between each patient use. I watched a night sister strip a dirty bed without gloves or an apron and then remake the bed with linen she had just dropped on the floor. I also observed the attending medic sit on the bed of the patient opposite just before he sat on my bed during my consultation. Not once did I observe anyone use the hand gel located at the end of the beds in my bay before attending to their duties. I was offered breakfast and received toast from an ungloved hand taken from a compartment on a hot drinks trolley. In the current COVID climate this is both shocking and unacceptable.