"taken in ambulance to A+E then ended up in ward 60"
About: Hull Royal Infirmary Hull Royal Infirmary Hull HU3 2JZ
Arrived in a+e by ambulance after excruciating pain in abdomen, was seen very quickly by nursing staff and a doctor who took bloods and said I need to be seen by surgeons, which again was very quick who said it was an infection in my gall bladder. I was given pain relief and within 90 minutes of arriving I was sent up to ward 60. I was impressed with a+e staff. However ward 60 was another matter, I was put on clear fluids as soon as I got there and was seen pretty quickly by consultant and after a few scans I was told I would have to wait for infection to go before removing my gall bladder. I was told on Sunday night that I would be having my operation on Monday morning so was nil by mouth, but didnt actually get my op until Wednesday afternoon, I kept asking for a drink and was told no just in case which I found unacceptable. After the op I was told told by theatre staff I could now eat and drink but on the ward I was told no and it wasnt until the consultant came round the following morning that I actually got something to drink. I was in ward 60 for 9 days in total and practically crawled out he hospital the day I was allowed home.