"Finding a District Nurse to do my dressings following an operation "
Posted by Kaza (as ),
I was admitted to F3 to have an operation and my care at the hospital was excellent. I was advised to contact Avondale district nurses on Monday morning to arrange for my dressing to be changed but when I rang them I was told that they had no appointment until Wednesday and given Crompton way D/N's only to be told the same thing and given another telephone number for Breightmet health centre were I eventually attended. The reason I am telling this story is because when I came out of hospital (which was the day after my operation) I did not feel well enough to start ringing around to find a district nurse who could do my dressing and my main concern was that if I did not have the dressing changed I might get an infection in the wound. Working for PCT I was also suprised that the centres that I rang did not offer to transfer the call to another centre when most of the centres are linked by internal tel numbers. I only hope the proceedure is not the same for the elderly.