Bring Matron Back
Author: Ben Franklin


I've been lying in my own urine
for well over an hour now,
qualified nurses?

The bed is soaked,
I try and get the the nurses attention
but she chooses to ignore,
I will just have to sit here in discomfort
and gain even more sores.

I got dealt with
after about an hour and a half,
they didint even say a word to me
as they changed my sheets,
just a ward full of ignorant staff.

after they finished with me
they moved on to the next,
they didn't wash their hands,
what happened to keeping basic hygiene in check?

This place scares me,
just because of the simple fact that they dont care,
the poor cow to beds down has been here a month
and still no one has even washed her hair.

The nurse wheeled me to the toilet
and I couldnt belive what I saw....DRIED up faeces on the floor!

I didn't know what to say,
my mind was in a haze,
I just never thought this would be the place I spent my
dying days.

------- Author's Notes -------

The state of uk hospitals is a disgrace at the moment.
the care and attention is just not there I know that there hard working and dedicated staff, but they seem to be a dying breed. It all went down hill when they got rid of the matrons. If the matrons saw what the nurses do now they would be hanging out of the nearest window. The MRSA bug is such a big problem,all down to lack of hygiene. my mother was in hospital a while back,she still had not recoverd full from her surgery,but the doctor said she had to leave as he didnt want her catching the bug! its a huge problem that needs to be adressed.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Natalie L ( -- Monday, February 7 2005, 04:55 pm

This reminds me of my Great Grandpa

His stay in hospital wasn't as bad as that but I cant help feeling that they didnt make his last few weeks as nice for him as they could have, like leaving him sitting in the middle of the room where he couldn't reach magazines to pass the time.

Apparently hospitals are going to stop giving food and drinks to patiants who have little or no chance of recovery to cut costs.

There's so much to talk about on this subject. I think you put it really well in this poem Ben

Ben f ( -- Tuesday, February 8 2005, 10:12 am

sad that you can relate..

sad that you can relate to this Nat.
thanks for reading.
bling ( -- Wednesday, June 20 2007, 02:27 pm

we all have hope

i hope ur mother is well??..fingers cross!!
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