"The too hard Radiology et al machine beds"
About: Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Hospital Box Hill 3128
Posted by Karma (as ),
I had an MRI early June and the bed seriously hurt me particularly one hip. Many people cannot tolerate such hard machine beds, those with bed sores, muscular skeletal diseases, MS etc. in an Ageing population this situation will only escalate.
Research shows that up to 40% of patients cannot tolerate the hard beds, as the high pressure shunts blood flow away from areas of the body creating ischemic pain often resulting in injury or prolonged pain. Operators have to stop start or send patient home to come back another time which is stressful on patient. Costly on our system. The 2 staff on the day came into room after stopping the machine and told me off for crying which I was apparently not allowed to do and because they had to stop machine - I was given an disrespectful dressing down. Going back to ambulance trolley I had to stand and transfer on an infected swollen foot to get into trolley. I whimpered in pain - the girl told me off telling me to stop ........... as it was hurting her hearing!
Solutions are here to stop staff working under such pressure time frames + blaming and getting disrespectful/bullying with patients. In USA for last 6-10 years they have had Patient Comfort Systems for MRI's, CT's, Xray machine beds which eliminate the problem. WE NEED THE SAME.