"Let down by a few"
About: Leicester General Hospital Leicester General Hospital Leicester LE5 4PW
Posted by Anonymous
Having spent 10 days on Ward 16 for a total knee replacement. I could not praise the Doctors enough and most of the nurses, however some of them let the hospital and their team down badly. Having been given the wrong medication when I told the nurse she said no I have not but then proceeded to give me the correct one. The following day my tablets were about to be given to the lady in the next bed to me, before I spoke up. The drip that was in my left hand had stopped working, a trainee doctor tried to reconnect it in my right hand, after four attempts she gave up. Having had no sleep for two nights after my operation due to the noise on the ward at night. I was in a long awaited deep sleep when in the middle of the night, I was woken by a nurse standing over me and making me wake up. The next morning she said laughing did I make you jump in the night, you was snoring and this was disturbing me at my desk. This same nurse was very much against foreign patients if they did not speak clear English. The cleaning of the ward, after blood on the floor near my bed being there for two days I had to ask the cleaner to clean it up as she had missed it. The food, was disgusting, I had to resort to sandwiches as the meals were not edible, even the sandwiches were dry and tasteless.