I spent the rest of the night consoling her.”, “CNA in a nursing home. As you can imagine, these 17 stories might make you a little queasy. One night I had to X-ray a homeless man who had hurt his shoulder or something. You’re surrounded.’ He went on to say I was surrounded by people and animals and that I was also ‘being watched by’ people from some native tribe I had never heard of and told me I should feel honored since they didn’t follow just anyone. “So had this probably 300-400 lb woman on the ward, they think she may have a bladder infection. He died at 4:33 that afternoon, cue me crying with his family. We had one resident who was younger (70s) and was mostly in for mental reasons. As the following blood-curdling ghost stories go to show, you don’t just need healing hands to work in a hospital; you also need nerves of steel. This is a story I do not often tell. “I used to do home care for an elderly lady with learning disabilities and no eyes (they were removed due to a congenital condition). I asked him what they were. I swear I heard a walker going down the hallway for a full few minutes. 27 year old Jackson Summers recalls one of the scary hospital stories he can think of. We called at least 15 code whites/week on just the one dude. We called him to let him know, and he got in his car immediately to come be there when the funeral home came. She was found on a mattress covered in urine and stool. Want more creepy stories? "I did surgery on a guy who, on his 21st birthday, got drunk and high and decided to sit on... 2. She thought she was in the car and I was sitting in the front seat, her two kids in the back. She said her and the nurse when home and had nightmares for a week.”, “I work as an ICU nurse. Most deaths I’ve seen have been more or less peaceful, though the ones that are not stick with you. Below are some scary hospital stories from the members of our Travel Nurse Network group. ED nurse warns me this is a bad elder abuse case and the local PD is involved as well as adult protective services. Shutterstock / KPG_Payless. The room always gives me goose bumps.”. It was so atrocious since they were dirty but the poor woman had cut herself with jagged shards of shell. But she was back to say goodbye. The patient only heard cut it off though and assumed that they were going to relieve him of his manhood, so he starts screaming and shouting and trying to leave. When I go to talk to the patient, it turns out that due to his diabetic neuropathy, and therefore lack of sensation in his feet, he had a sore on his toes that had gone untreated (again, not unusual). Needless to say, I needed some new britches and my heart was racing a mile a minute.”. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday. A suicidal patient managed to commit suicide by carefully observing the staff schedules, and did it right after the evening shift went home so only the night staff was there. • First time I saw a dead body, no one told me that when you close a person’s eyes, they don’t stay shut like in the movies, they can spring back open. Often when they say it nothing’s out of the ordinary with them but they just know. I was sitting at the nurse’s station at the top of the hall and heard a call light go off. This one sticks with me though. Our skimmable newsletter is delivered to your inbox each week, giving you 5 things you need to read and get smarter. The stories below will freak you out so it's best to read these with someone. Once we were wheeling an older man from the ER down and halfway down the hallway he let out this low moan. Only then do they open the subpoena. He said, "She was surviving on machines for some time and one day her body finally gave way. This topic has 164 replies, 26 voices, and was last updated 5 years, 6 months ago by YW Moderator-29 ‍. He ended up dying that night with the light on, and you could see shadows dancing around his bed, when no one else could walk in that bay. A mid-20s female came in with some serious cardiac abnormalities and then went into respiratory distress. Nurses’ Hospital Horror Stories. Fucking never slept in that ward ever again. Nurses have at least one spooky encounter of the supernatural kind. Below are some scary hospital stories we dare you to read at night. So we had to go even deeper to find that liquid gold.”. One night, the patient in the room next to hers died, but the body was still in the room about to be taken to the morgue. “Maybe more disturbing than creepy, but…I get called into work late one night. “• Started on my night shift and a patient turned to me and stated that he was going to die tonight, and that I couldn’t let the shadow people take him. He peeled off the top layer of skin to reveal a massive larvae wriggling underneath. He used the TV power cord and put himself on his knees until he died. COVID-19 patient Daniel Wetherington waits for treatment in an emergency room at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif., Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. One day shift he was being really happy and super nice with all the nurses and then suddenly he just lost his shit, like literally lost his shit. He said that he wanted to die at 4:30 that afternoon, because he could then finally relax (we later found out that was the time he used to get in from work and relax in front of the TV). This scene went on for about 10 minutes of her explaining in vivid detail the car crash that had happened, and how she had killed her son. It was extremely unsettling because after hearing the story a few times, I could tell that this was something that actually happened and that she was replaying the horrifying memory in her head over and over and over again in her delirious state. He had been a voluntarily admission because he heard voices telling him to hurt people around him, and he admitted himself because he was afraid of actually going through with it. Many people have said it’s a mental hospital, that there are all kinds of horror stories about it, but what it really was was a hospital that turns no one away. It's as close to a text-based horror movie you'll find. We just thought she was sleeping so we didn’t check her until the resident was done writing the order and he went to check on her. One of the hospital’s most famous patients was Jane Toppan, a serial killer who confessed to having murdered at least 31 people while working as a nurse. She was in full restraints (hands/feet bound to the bed) so she couldn’t physically hurt me, but she kept calling me an ugly ni***r and spitting all over the room. It was one of the most unsettling things I ever saw there.”, “Used to work on the burn unit and got a call saying we had to do the burn wound treatment on a guy who just doused his girlfriend in gasoline and lit her on fire. SUCCESS!! I had to pass through a massive abandoned ward that was completely pitch black to get to the ward I wanted. Guarded, I asked him, ‘Are they telling you to hurt me?’, “I got the opportunity to shadow nurses and surgeons for two of my class periods in high school. He was super aggressive and paranoid. Usually no big deal except that this was a psych patient and he’s the one who put the pen there by holding it near his eye and running face first into a wall. My cardiac arrest bleep (Yanks call this a code) went off about 3am. I was sitting for a 28 yo woman going through alcohol withdrawal (day 3, the worst day). As with a lot of hospitals in the UK half of it is space-aged while the other half hasn’t had a lick of paint since the 70s. Sorry if my formatting and story telling is bad, this is one of my first ever posts. One guy was silently screaming through his last few hours of life. It popped out without any problems and was huge when it was unravelled. You get used to it, though, and even manage to comfort the patients after a while. • While I was still a student nurse I was working in a VERY old hospital. And this shit is common knowledge. The moment he rounded the corner to the hallway her room was in, her call light went on. The wound was a pretty ghastly site, and the site of those tiny teeth marks is something I’ll never forget.”. The nurses working night shift would often tell us of the ghost of a night nurse who wandered silently doing her ’rounds’ at night—but due to the new floors, only her head would be visible drifting down the ward.”, “I have quite a few stories, most of them are hilarious and then there are those you never want to think about. Sitting is when you sit at the patient bedside because the patient is a danger to themselves/others. In my 8 years here I’ve only seen this once, and I’ve personally saw well over 250 dead or dying people.”. “Fresh intern in a massive university hospital. “So, my sister-in-law is a labor & delivery nurse, and I’ve heard some crazy, crazy shit. While on the stool, he slipped off the stool, landing on the broom that was poking out of his behind. True horror stories from the labor and delivery ward. Seriously. I believe most of them eventually healed and were acting normally upon discharge. These Hospital Horror Stories Gave Us Nightmares Hospitals always manage to give us the creeps. Anyway, I had rolled him into the room and parked him against the door opposite where the control panel was. “I was still a nursing student at the time, but this was from when I had my psychiatric clinical placement in my 3rd year. But that’s not the worst. Author: David Seaman Publish date: Dec 16, … To add further credit to this, a staff member’s father was staying in that room and my coworker joked, ‘Dad you got the haunted room’ and not 10 minutes later the picture on the wall lifted off the backing wire and fell to the floor. He was very confused overnight, but the next morning his wife came in and he was a lot more with it. To celebrate, we reached out to you guys for your top hospital horror stories. She’d been there for years, so we get to work without really talking (cleaning the body, removing tubes, changing soiled linens). Let’s say her lawyer walks into the front door, plunks down a subpoena, and walks out again. Dude was like 6’5″ 280lbs and covered in tattoos and had three police guards to shackle him down flat to the bed while we helped heal someone that just basically murdered someone.”. Make sure to wait 30 minutes after eating before you read this article. Most of us are helped by a hospital visit in times of emergency—but some end up far worse than before. The nurse on duty and I looked at it, then at each other, as if confirming that we both saw it. I was assigned to a young male patient with schizophrenia. I asked her a series of questions to see if she was cold/hot/in pain/etc. I’m not actively involved in the direct care of the residents, but I still interact with them on a daily basis. 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