NHS Tayside have released a statement following Pete Chan’s ban on delivering free food to PRI staff.
Pete Chan a respectable business owner in Perth has been banned from PRI for late night unannounced visits to deliver free food to its PRI staff.
In a Facebook post Pete Chan said:”For nearly twelve years I’ve dropped off food, all around the Hospital and now ‘a jobsworth’ has decided ‘No more hot food to the Nurses and night staff’.
In my humble opinion, concentration should be spent on replenishing our city with a much needed ‘Out of Hours Clinic’ or better ‘Maternity facilities’, where our expectant Mum’s don’t have to be carted off to Ninewells..and Mother to be and baby’s risk their lives.”
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Jim Foulis, Associate Nurse Director for NHS Tayside said, “It is not appropriate for members of the public to access the hospital unannounced late at night when patients are sleeping. Many of our patients are frail and elderly and any disturbance in the ward area may prevent them from getting a good night’s rest, which is an important part of their care.
“We understand that Mr Chan feels that he is acting with the best of intentions, however, we simply cannot have people entering wards when the inpatient areas of the hospital are effectively closed.”