"Dumped on ward"
About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
After being treated very well in day surgery I was taken to a ward after surgery and left in bed for 13 hours. My partner was not notified that I was on a ward and staying in over night he called hospital to find out how and where I was. Upon his arrival I was sick in my bed and asked staff to change my bedding which they did not until he complained again. The staff said they were busy having a handover . My pain relief medication was left on my table until I took it at 21:45. At 2 am I asked for more medication and was told that they would be back to give me some, no one came back until 6 am when I asked again. This time I received some. A very kind support worker came on duty and was very kind and offered me something to eat which I was very grateful for , not having eaten for over 24 hours. My dressings were then changed and I was allowed to go home, I had to wait at the end of the corridor on my own for my partner because he had to collect me with my 4 year old daughter with him. I was eager to get home where I knew there would be someone looking after me because during my overnight stay there was no one doing this correctly, Employ more support workers who are caring and considerate maybe throughout the night too when patients are vulnerable and alone, this experience has opened my eyes to the neglect that is continuously reported in the media .