About: Ashford Hospital Ashford Hospital Ashford TW15 3AA
Posted by Christina Mullins
I have just had a cataract removed in the eye ward at Ashford Hospital. It would be helpful if the appointments could be staggered instead of just one arrival time so that one or two patients must wait up to 3 hours getting more and more nervous. It would be better if they did not run out of tranquiliser for the patients who need help, as I did. I had to wait half an hour for a supply to be obtained. Is it necessary for the surgeon who comes to you for signed agreement for the operation to go through all the possible complications when leaflets have already been issued with all the information? It is not reassuring to any already apprehensive patients. I would repeat that the longer the wait the greater the stress on an already highly nervous system.