I am a nurse and I am saddened and feels so depressed to see what’s going on at Victoria Hospital as it relates to the waiting time before one gets to see a medical doctor.
Again we shouldn’t blame Victoria Hospital and its staff because the limited staff can only do so much, and can’t assist everyone, although the staff try their best.
People have to sit at the hospital, sometimes from 7:30 p.m. until the next day without being seen. That is frustrating. Patient care is compromised, staff are stressed out, burned out, even a bit disoriented at times because of the many questions one have to be answering daily.
How can a general hospital have one doctor working the midnight shift? Is this not a curse? Who is to be blamed?
The patients tend to curse the nurses and doctors. I understand their frustration but they themselves don’t understand that it’s the Ministry of Health that is responsible for health and employment of staff. Nurses and doctors who try their best to help get stoned, kicked and even spat on whereas government getting high praises.
At the end of a grave yard shift I go home both happy and sad. Happy that I did my best but sad because of the ‘leftovers’ who never get to be seen.