"Poor treatment from one nurse"
About: Wonthaggi Hospital Wonthaggi Hospital Wonthaggi 3995
Posted by izarhm44 (as ),
The staff in the ED and Short Stay unit were excellent and caring.
In Short Stay all good until the morning a nurse came on shift, taking over from the night staff. I was okay to go home, so needed the stickers and cannula removed.
I had obviously had open heart surgery, twice actually, so I believe any other nurse would have taken this into consideration, but no, they were ripped off painfully, in the area of operation. The cannula tape wasn't easy to remove, so the cannula was hurting. I put my finger on that area, thinking to help to hold it in place, I believe this would be accepted any other time, but my hand was pushed away, and they continued to remove tape around the cannula. When it was removed they didn't put the pressure circle on quickly and blood was flowing. On the left, blood was pouring over my clothes and hospital robe on the bed, so a gauze was stuck on. Before I left it needed to be attended to again; I am on blood thinners.
They had an unpleasant attitude, I have not idea why; I always get along with hospital staff.
They should not treat patients this unfeeling way, we are in their hands.