"Even though I was in over the Christmas period, the care and attention was first class"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital / Accident and emergency Medway Maritime Hospital Accident and emergency Gillingham ME7 5NY Medway Maritime Hospital / General surgery Medway Maritime Hospital General surgery ME7 5NY
Posted by CAROL 134 (as ),
I went to A&E In the evening, although the waiting time was 2 hrs, I was seen by the triage nurse and in majors within ¾ hr. I was admitted to Victory ward in late Dec 2013. 3 days later I was operated on for a bowel blockage. I was taken immediately from the operating theatre to the I.C.U. Then after to the High Dependency Unit, I returned to Victory ward until my discharge in early Jan 2014.
Even though I was in over the Christmas period, the care and attention was first class. All the staff were very understanding and kind. The Doctors were approachable and made time to discuss my illness and care plan.
I have heard really bad reports about the catering but I found the food adequate, in a hospital you cannot expect an a la carte menu.
After my discharge I was offered an appointment with Critical care consultant nurse Catherine Plowright. She was so very kind and explained the answers to my questions about being in hospital and put me at ease about my stay in I.C.U. I would recommend anyone to take the opportunity of this service