"too far from home"
About: Conquest Hospital Conquest Hospital St. Leonards-on-Sea TN37 7RD
Posted by faeriesky
I was taken by ambulance from Eastbourne to the conquest due to Eastbourne dgh closing their surgical department, I was admitted and had to stay for 4 weeks as there were complications. being so far from home without much contact with my family made my stay very distressing however the staff, especially the nurses and HCA's, were amazing and very understanding of my sometimes moody outlook. The trust needs to think again about their redistribution of services as the mental anguish caused by being separated from loved ones cannot be good for patients. The new food distribution service which came into effect while I was a patient is ghastly. We started with a set menu which although wasn't fantastic was at least edible and included some fresh produce, it has now been changed to microwaved meals that are vile and have to be prepared by nursing staff and HCA's as if they didn't have enough to do already.