"over night stay on ward 8"
About: Macclesfield District General Hospital Macclesfield District General Hospital Macclesfield SK10 3BL
Recently I had to have an overnight stay on ward 8. I would like to thanks all the nurses and N/A's for making my unexpected admission as worry free and as fairly painless as was possible. They were all very helpful and friendly and a would have no hesitation in recommending the ward to anyone for their wonderful care. However I do have two areas of concern. Firstly, during shift changeover two nurses stood at the end of my bed and gave a detailed handover for the whole bay I was in and I heard every word which I personally didn't think was very professional. I have since been informed that this is apparently the trust's policy. I personally didn't think it was very professional and some of what I heard about my fellow patients was quite upsetting and on another personal note I didn't want my fellow patients to know about my own medical condition! Secondly there were two nurses on duty when I first arrived on the ward. They were both very lovely and a credit to their profession but when they were together they were speaking in their own language and this was whilst they were stood in the middle of the bay I was in for all to hear. It was quite unnerving and I'm very sure that this is not hospital policy. The patient in the next bed to me did tell me that it made them feel uncomfortable also. I'm sorry to have a couple of negative comments about what was on the whole a comfortable stay.