Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Gleanings from trust Board Papers part 4

This from the Executive Team Meeting minutes from January 16th:
PG expressed disappointment following a visit that although considerable investment in the infrastructure and new beds Ward Managers were allowing beds to be made up with dirty sheets and duvet covers.


Where's the dignity in that?


Mandy said...

"The Committee debated the environment on the wards and it was agreed that a Design Group should be established using the design expertise from SEPT."

So setting up another group (evidently in which more people will attend more meetings) is going to ensure staff put clean linen on beds. Somehow, I don't think so.

Hows about managers checking the linen is cleaned properly and then checking the beds when they have been made along with some basic health and hygiene training for staff? Or is that too simple?

Was also interested to read about the proposal for a 72 hour assessment unit where people will either be then transferred to acute care or sent back to the community.

In principle I think the idea is some kind of progress. Better than people being kept in police stations or sitting around in A&E for hours on end. However, am concerned that patients could still be sent back to the community without a care plan in place for them. Ho hum

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

am i misreading this?
or was it what i thought it said?

if so words fail me..........

Disillusioned said...

If you are misreading this then I am too.
Shocking, isn't it.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...