"Abuse of a patient"
About: Boonah Health Service Boonah Health Service Boonah 4310
Posted by Disgraceful (as ),
Recently a relative was in Boonah Hospital and witnessed what they felt was the abuse of an elderly patient who has had a stroke. Most of the staff that dealt with my relative are polite and helpful but on more than one occasion I witnessed what I felt was a nurse/nurses abuse this sick lady. On one occasion she was shouted at and told she needed to help by putting her weight on her weak leg. On another occasion she was put on a commode and told you can just stay there for the rest of the night until I am ready to come and get you off. I feel this is disgraceful and reminds me of the way we believed patients used to be treated in old people's homes.