‘Nurses are happy to explain’
Lorna Mess, mental health nurse, Maskell’s
I’ve spent seven years working on a ward, so sometimes I can forget that a hospital can be a strange and intimidating place for patients. That’s why it's really important that patients ask nurses questions. If you are confused or scared, tell us: we’ll do all we can to help.
Patients always say, "Sorry to bother you…" But they’re no bother. Nurses like to help. If I were a patient I would want to know what’s happening to me. Patients who understand what’s going on are much more likely to be relaxed.