"I visited the hospital yesterday ..."
About: Macclesfield District General Hospital Macclesfield District General Hospital Macclesfield SK10 3BL
Posted by helen hulme (as ),
What could be improved
I visited the hospital yesterday evening Ward 6. My husband was admitted due to a related work injury which involved an overnight stay. I received a call at work and had to dash home for an overnight bag and prescribed medication which he takes. I am not a resident of the Macclesfield area and therefore unfamiliar with the location. On enquiring as to the whereabouts of my husband from a nurse on duty I was frostily greeted with a 'visitings over'.
I explained that I had an overnight bag for him. I was pointed in the right direction of the room. I set about emptying his bag and then cleaned him up as he was quite dirty from the injury. I also dressed him in clean clothes.
When I was leaving the hospital the same nurse glared at me and then at the clock, leaving me with no doubt that my visiting was less than welcome. I was very upset at her attitude and insensitivity. Given the fact that this was my first visit, delivering my husband's bag and hospital visiting hours unknown to me at the time.