Letter to the Editor

Disappointed in the care

Sunday, November 21, 2010

To the Editor:

Tonight, my sister-in-law and I took my very ill mother to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

She was almost immediately told she would be admitted for an illness. It then took us close to four-and-a-half hours before she was finally put in a room.

Now, if they had been extremely busy, this might have been acceptable. However, the fact is, they were not and she did not receive care with dignity.

I won't go into detail as it is not necessary, but I will say this: If anyone of these nurses were in the hospital with their mother and the situation arose that did with mine, they would know how to get the problem resolved immediately and probably get a nurse fired.

No one should have to wait for hours on a room being told that they are waiting for it to be cleaned when the room has been cleaned for more than two hours and the nurses are just too lazy to push them around a couple of corners and do the paper work.

I do not mean to say that all of the nurses are this way. Only a few, but they need to take into consideration that it is the families and patients who pay their salary and if they are not going to do their jobs correctly, then maybe they should be let go and have people who will do their job.

Penny Nevins,