"Unhappy with care for laparoscopic cystectomy"
About: Watford General Hospital / Urology Watford General Hospital Urology WD18 0HB
Posted by Mangekyou88 (as ),
I went to Watford hospital for a laparoscopic cystectomy back in December 2012, it was the worst experience I have ever had!
A doctor never bothered to come and explain how my surgery went, my mum had to go and ask at reception how it went, I was nil by mouth prior to my op and when I woke up I asked for water and waited an hour and a half for water, it was disgusting to have to wait that amount of time for water!
The only doctor that I saw only checked my stitches. Since I had to stay over night I understood they had to wake me up to take painkillers but only gave me paracetamol for the pain, which I refused as it hasn't help relieve pain for me for years.
Then to top off my night there at 1am the nurse woke me up to take me off my drip, I then overheard the nurses discussing the fact that they had to take me off my drip to give it to someone else since they didn't have enough to go around.
Finally I got told at 11am I would be discharged, so in excitement I told my mum over the phone and she came straight over to collect me. I eventually got discharged at 5pm that day then had to wait another hour to get my fit/sick note for work. I would most definitely not recommend anyone to ever receive treatment at this hospital.