"The professionalism and dedication ..."
About: Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital Preston PR2 9HT
What I liked
The professionalism and dedication of the doctors and nursing staff was exemplary. The way they managed their time between patients, even though the ratio of patients to nurses was at times diabolical, was humbling.
What could be improved
The staff need to be supported more as there are not enough on duty, especially during silent hours. Everybody that I have spoken to is asking the question why so much money was spent on the new circus tent structure at the front of the hospital, when the money could have been spent more wisely on getting more staff and/or improving their working conditions. Any such improvement would have an immediate impact on the patients, who it is all about.
I also have been coming to the hospital to see my mother for about 5-6 weeks, every day or night, and not only is it sometimes difficult to find a parking space, it also has cost a fortune in parking fees. More should be done to reduce the fees for long term visitors.