Two principles for surgical wards to ensure patient careBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f644 (Published 06 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f644
- Martin A P Milling, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon (retired)1
- 1St Lawrence Hospital, Chepstow and Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
Hopkins’s experience is in no way unusual.1 In many units there is no scheduled visiting by junior staff and the “business” ward round by consultant or registrar does not happen.
I suggest that the following principles are applied in all surgical wards:
All patients should expect a visit from their surgeon on the day …