"Admitted at 2am with abdominal ..."
About: City Hospital campus City Hospital campus Nottingham NG5 1PB
Posted by Gary (as ),
What I liked
Admitted at 2am with abdominal pain / suspected kidney stones via NEMS to Harvey 2 ward. Doctor who did my initial assesment was very throrough and professional. After assesment, a bed was ready within 10 minuites. Saw the consultant the following morning, and had x-ray later that afternoon - all very efficient. The ward was clean, although the toilets / showers looked somewhat dated. All staff used the hand gel whenever they were in contact with patients.
What could be improved
A nurse seemed unwilling to consult a doctor when I explained my pain releif was having no effect, so after two or three short conversations, I gave up. Discharge, when it came, seemed a little rushed, with little information given as to follow up tests. A letter with this information was sent within a few days though. I had to wait for over 8 hours for meds to be ready before discharge.
Having to wait such a long time for meds, especially when they are commonplace, and readily available (with a prescription) from local pharmacies, is unpleasent for the patient, and takes up a bed needlesley.