About: Peterborough District Hospital Peterborough District Hospital Peterborough PE3 6DA
Posted by Aurora (as ),
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I was admitted as an emergency by my GP to the surgical admissions ward. Nursing staff were friendly but very busy and did not introduce themselves. I was seen by 7 different doctors over 2 days and they did not appear to communicate with each other, and all gave completely different diagnosis of my condition. One doctor booked an x-ray for me, another doctor came along and said it wasn't necessary and cancelled it. A different doctor arranged a scan, another doctor cancelled it and discharged me! I received no follow up and was subsequently readmitted to another hospital where I received full diagnoses and excellent treatment.
Use PALS (Patient Advice & Liaison Service) if you are unhappy with your care. They are based in Peterborough hospital and can assist whilst you are an in-patient if required. I did not find this out until afterwards.
There seems to be a definate lack of structure and continuity to patient care at Peterborough Hospital and patients should not be afraid to challenge Drs conflicting decisions and lack of communication.