"Feeling safe in hospital"
About: Derby Hospital Derby Hospital Derby 6728
Posted by araxs96 (as ),
I was admitted recently to the general ward with a fever, etc. No possibility of getting blood results at the time, so was quite concerned what was wrong. That night I had a psychiatric patient on the same ward come into my room 3 times even though the door was closed the final time. The 2 nurses on duty where great, but this encounter made the rest of my stay in hospital (mainly night time) very traumatic. The patient was heavily sedated the following night, but I still didn't feel safe or able to sleep. I was very close to discharging myself. I'm not sure of security or protocol for such an incident, but I would not wish this on any one, let alone some one ill and attached to a drip with no defence.