About: Leighton Hospital Leighton Hospital Crewe CW1 4QJ
I was recently a patient on Ward 12 for a pre planned procedure. Overall I was treated well and am happy with my treatment. I was however rather annoyed at a member of the ward staff. After I had returned back to the ward i asked if i could get out of bed to use the bathroom. A staff nurse asked a healthcare assistant to help me which seemed to constitute her standing looking at me. I struggled to get out of bed being aware i was in a gown so therefore exposed but the healthcare assistant didnt deem it necessary to pull the curtains around until i had my dressing gown on. I am an ex healthcare at leighton and i was always taught that privacy and dignity was paramount for all patients and having to try and negotiate my way out of bed without exposing myself to a watching room is not in my book acceptable.