Hospital staff 'too busy' for patient, 87

Naomi Arnold, The Nelson Mail, May 28, 2010 Golden Bay resident Victoria Davis spent $1000 hiring a nurse to care for her mother in Nelson Hospital after she says staff told her to hire outside help because they were too overworked to look after her. Ms Davis is also angered that a Nelson rest home missed the severe bladder infection that landed her mother, 87-year-old Josephine Fargo, in hospital with septicaemia when the infection spread to her blood. She's calling for the health board to take heed of nurses' working conditions, and hopes that rest homes will pay more attention to the quality of their staff and the condition of their residents. ... Hospital