Bedsores up but falls down in Worcestershire hospitals

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital Worcestershire Royal Hospital

THE number of people suffering from bedsores at hospitals in Worcestershire increased last month but the amount of people hurting themselves in falls dropped.

A report presented to the monthly meeting of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust on Wednesday, April 30 showed 13 patients developed bedsores in March, up from eight the previous month.

But the amount of falls dropped by 10 per cent over the past two months.

The trust’s chief nursing officer Lindsey Webb said the increase in bedsores was “disappointing” but said the organisation was still in a good position overall.

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5:46pm Wed 30 Apr 14

CJH says...

"Bedsores up but falls down..." Who wrote this headline, and did they think it was funny? It's not.
"Bedsores up but falls down..." Who wrote this headline, and did they think it was funny? It's not. CJH
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12:51am Thu 1 May 14

Jabbadad says...

I was under the impression that when vulnerable people now enter hospital thay are examined and photographed if required for Bed Sores, which without constant awareness can be very serious and can quickly turn sceptic.
So might this report ring alarm bells as to the care the patients were getting particularly when the hospitals have been quarantined due to seriuos Bugs?
I was under the impression that when vulnerable people now enter hospital thay are examined and photographed if required for Bed Sores, which without constant awareness can be very serious and can quickly turn sceptic. So might this report ring alarm bells as to the care the patients were getting particularly when the hospitals have been quarantined due to seriuos Bugs? Jabbadad
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11:04am Thu 1 May 14

CHANDBRUSH says...

Does this mean the Hospital is keeping patients in bed longer thus cutting down on falls.
Does this mean the Hospital is keeping patients in bed longer thus cutting down on falls. CHANDBRUSH
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12:55pm Thu 1 May 14

danieled says...

Jabbadad wrote:
I was under the impression that when vulnerable people now enter hospital thay are examined and photographed if required for Bed Sores, which without constant awareness can be very serious and can quickly turn sceptic.
So might this report ring alarm bells as to the care the patients were getting particularly when the hospitals have been quarantined due to seriuos Bugs?
I (age 82) was in Worcester Hospital for four months last year mostly on my back. I had no sign of bedsores because I had a matress in which the air pressure inside was constantly moving around so that no part of my body was under a constant pressure. I don't know how much these matresses cost but they would be well worth the outlay.

In any case all the patients in my ward were given a bed bath every morning so the patients' whole body was examined by care assistants, who kept an eye open for any new rashes etc. So there should be no bed sores occurring.
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: I was under the impression that when vulnerable people now enter hospital thay are examined and photographed if required for Bed Sores, which without constant awareness can be very serious and can quickly turn sceptic. So might this report ring alarm bells as to the care the patients were getting particularly when the hospitals have been quarantined due to seriuos Bugs?[/p][/quote]I (age 82) was in Worcester Hospital for four months last year mostly on my back. I had no sign of bedsores because I had a matress in which the air pressure inside was constantly moving around so that no part of my body was under a constant pressure. I don't know how much these matresses cost but they would be well worth the outlay. In any case all the patients in my ward were given a bed bath every morning so the patients' whole body was examined by care assistants, who kept an eye open for any new rashes etc. So there should be no bed sores occurring. danieled
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1:47pm Thu 1 May 14

Jabbadad says...

Good comment danielad, we only seem to hear bad news about our hospitals, when in fact they have more successes.
Good comment danielad, we only seem to hear bad news about our hospitals, when in fact they have more successes. Jabbadad
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