"My first and I hope last visit"
About: Southmead Hospital Southmead Hospital Bristol BS10 5NB
Posted by Peter Tullett
I went to Southmead Hospital Avon Orthopaedic Centre, for the first time and after travelling for thirty miles arrived with thirty minutes to spare, and panic set in when I could not find any where to park. I tried to ring the dept to seek advice but they had an answer phone on, more panic, in the end I risked it and put car in a restricted area, I could not park further away as I can only walk slowly on crutches. Finally I arrived at the department on time, 1hour and a half later I still had not been called and was told there were still two in front of me, due to my physical problems I find sitting in upright low chairs painful for any length of time and after this long period I could not go on, so I told them I would have to leave. My first visit and I hope my last. The whole experience left me in a very distressed state.