Bean count­ing

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

THE let­ter from Robert Wil­loughby re­gard­ing the food be­ing served to pa­tients at the new Royal Ade­laide Hos­pi­tal ( The Ad­ver­tiser, 11/1/18) makes sober­ing read­ing.

It’s all about bean-count­ing (lit­er­ally) as cut­ting ex­pen­di­ture would ap­pear to trump qual­ity of nour­ish­ment, to the ex­tent that Mr Wil­loughby’s fam­ily had to re­sort to the third world prac­tice of rel­a­tives pro­vid­ing food to hos­pi­talised fam­ily mem­bers.

Re­gard­ing be­ing is­sued with a com­plaint num­ber and not yet hear­ing from any­one, it could be, given the sit­u­a­tion, that Mr Wil­loughby is in a very long queue of com­plainants, all await­ing their turn for the hos­pi­tal’s re­sponse. DEB­O­RAH MOR­RI­SON,

Malvern East. that there was an av­er­age wait of around 15 min­utes on the call bell. My other com­plaint was the mal­func­tion­ing air­con­di­tion­ing and a lack of ef­fort to fix it.

My room was ab­so­lutely freez­ing and I needed four blan­kets each night.

A tech­ni­cian who came in to look at it shook his head and sug­gested the nurse open my win­dow to coun­ter­act the air­con­di­tion­ing.

The staff on the whole, though, were very good, but seemed to be very un­der­staffed. YVONNE MIL­BANK, Mod­bury North. sculp­tures with nails driven in to them, var­i­ous sex­u­ally ex­plicit art works and stuff of our worst night­mares.

Maybe I missed the sign say­ing not suit­able for chil­dren? Any­way, we al­ways love the mu­seum. SONYA LOVE, Shei­dow Park.

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