Friday, 16 December 2011
But only just! Have you heard of post op people dieing from what they call "complications"? Well now I know what they mean! I have in the past several weeks been in two Sydney hospitals, St Vincents & St Luke's. The majority of the staff are foreign, most of these are from the Phillipines. I have nothing against there being foreign staff, but when they are not sufficiently trained, & don't understand what you are saying, it not only is uncomfortable, but it is downright dangerous. I learnt two things: 1) Never assume the nurses & aids know what they are doing, and 2) Never assume that they are giving you the right medications. Ask them what that pill is for if you don't know, & keep track of your personal medications, because they haven't got a clue! Refuse medications if you have any doubt until you can speak with the doctor, and demand something be corrected or not done at all if common sense tells you something is wrong. I had to stay on top of treatment & meds every step of the way or I would still be there or 6 foot under!