My child has just had a fairly major operation (about 3 hours in surgery) and I was just wondering if anyone else has had a similar hospital experience like us. We are (thankfully) a fairly healthy family so we do not have much to do with the health sector. This operation was unavoidable and was to fix a problem that my child was born with. The inconsistency in the the nursing staff is amazing. There were nurses who were just amazing, professional and competent and then there are some who you begin to wonder, where did they get their qualification from. How can we be sure that all nurses (and doctors for that matter) are properly qualified and trained? It is extremely scary when you see how unprofessional a health worker is and they are administering medication to your child. You would think that hospitals only employ properly qualified personnel but I remember reading about cases here where the medical personnel had been barred and yet the hospital was not aware of it. Hospital security is also something I worry about. I was not prepared for my child to stay in the hospital alone as anyone could walk in and do whatever. Does anyone here work in the health industry and know how patient security is ensured?
Posted anonymously, 28th January 2016