"From A&E to Redlands Ward (7days)"
About: Royal Berkshire Hospital Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading RG1 5AN
Posted by David
Admitted to A&E after unacceptable delay in ambulance response (quite another story). Got there to find that even though it was Monday afternoon they were under huge pressure, my condition was deteriorating and was on a trolley for something like 2hours..the nightmare scenario. However once the huge team of doctors and other specialistsgot to work on me the attention and care was first rate for both me and my family members present. Eventually I was moved to AMU where I was given excellent attention for the next 30hours before progressing to Redlands Ward for a further 5 days. Redlands is a very busy ward but I was impressed by its cleanliness and the conduct of the nursing staff. My only two complaints would relate to 1) washing facilities-one shower room was unusable because of the absence of a shower head!!! 2) My discharge was somewhat chaotic.