Would you let your hospital treat your loved one? - page 3

Your loved one has to have surgery at your hospital. Let's say it's something fairly routine--a chole, a hip replacement, an appy. What would your response be?... Read More

  1. by   LBlack
    I would be at their bedside as much as possible.
  2. by   navynurse06
    Yes...well of course I"m active duty so we don't really have much choice...we have to use the hospital I work at. But I still would go there even if I didn't have to! My husband and I each have already made a trip to the ER each. Both of which were good for ER visits.
  3. by   AfloydRN
    I work at one of the top hospitals in the US. If they can't fix me I won't be fixed.
  4. by   jill48
    Without a doubt YES. In fact, I had both of my kids there.
  5. by   SillyLilly
    Nope.

    There are better hospitals in the area, and besides, they spent most of their lives at another hospital.

    The problem I feel with my community hospital is that is in transition still from being taken over by a large and growing healtcare company. It is also a teaching hospital. I would not want to sacrifice continuity of care.

    Also, though, one of the reasons I chose this hospital is because it is a community hospital in transition and I want to be part of the changes in the hospital for the better.

    Ha! and I would never go to my own hospital either for many reasons, including not wanting to be naked at the work place!
  6. by   Era
    Quote from SillyLilly
    Nope.

    There are better hospitals in the area, and besides, they spent most of their lives at another hospital.

    The problem I feel with my community hospital is that is in transition still from being taken over by a large and growing healtcare company. It is also a teaching hospital. I would not want to sacrifice continuity of care.

    Also, though, one of the reasons I chose this hospital is because it is a community hospital in transition and I want to be part of the changes in the hospital for the better.

    Ha! and I would never go to my own hospital either for many reasons, including not wanting to be naked at the work place!
    I currently work in one of the biggest teaching hospital in London ( The brand new sparkly one ! :chuckle ) arose from the ashes of the old Mid! I've worked in quite a few hospitals around London and have seen good & bad ones. But to answer the question..... Yes but just so I know which Consultant is looking after my Love ones and also just so I can keep a close eye on them. However, I probably wouldn't want to be looked after by the Team I work with! Unless I'm allowed to administer my own PR meds if I need 'em and self catheterize! LOL But definitely no Med studs! Sorry.... I know learning has to take place and a guinea pig required but not me plz.
    Last edit by Era on Oct 30, '06
  7. by   RN(MH)
    Hi
    As far as hospitals go i would say yes to most of them. The local hospital where I used to live were great, and when my son had to be transferred from there to an Intensive care bed in London, they were absolutely amazing. I could not fault them at all. He had the best possible care, and without the paramedics that first came out to him, the staff at the local hospital, the specialist team that had to travel from london to stabilise him and escort him to london, and the amazing staff in london, he would have died, so a big yes I would want my family to be treated in either of them. As far as mental health goes a yes to the one I worked in as well.

    Nursing homes are a different matter, I wouldnt trust very many of them at all.
  8. by   jabiru
    I work in paeds and no one in my family fits the demographic anymore but when they were small, there was nowhere else I would have taken them, especially for important stuff.
  9. by   slou!
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I'd have the opposite feeling about the "special treatment". I would be saying to myself "it took working here to get platinum care??".

    When i had surgery a few months ago, i got treated like everyone else, no better. Even that was top notch.
    I was thinking the same thing I think all the patients should be treated equal. I'm thinking what the people who posted meant were refering to private rooms and such, I think someone mentioned that. Atleast I hope they were talking about that and not the actual medical care of their patients :uhoh21:!
  10. by   Sunny01
    I would have no problem with it, the hospital has excellent staff and I trust them to do the best job on a loved one or friend.
  11. by   MoodyG
    I hope my loved ones never end up in my hospital........I work in a prison.
  12. by   NICU32RN
    My sons have actually been pts here often. Special Needs kids. Thats why I work here.
  13. by   Sterren
    I have in the past, and I would again. I'd actually prefer that they come to my hospital rather than any other in the area.

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