Having spent considerable time in the PRH this year I was well placed to see them in action and again reminded of the good work they do, from the doctors, nurses, assistants, down to the cleaning staff (continuing, sweeping, flushing and reaching parts others couldn’t possibly reach).
Generally the patients are eager to respond, but there are exceptions, they refuse to do as they are told (some people don’t know how lucky they are to have such care).
Mayhem usually starts about 3am and goes on from there.
Patient they are certainly not and the nurses show great restraint in the face of such provocation. No details now, take too long, but at least two patients appear to be having a coughing competition.
No complaints about the food, most varied, well presented and wholesome.
Word of caution – if nurse says “can you wait half a minute” it may take considerably longer, nurses are at everyone’s beck and call and most people think theirs is the most important.
Highlights of the day – the tablet distribution, each patients carefully stored away in a keysafe and woe become anyone who misses theirs.
Well done the NHS. Yours and mine.
Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath
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