"Good care but disliked mix sex wards at Hallamshire"

About: Royal Hallamshire Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I was admitted for keyhole surgery to remove my gall bladder. I received very good care. Before the operation the anaesthetist and the surgeon Mr Wyman both came to see me to explain what would happen. After surgery I was monitored every hour, and Mr Wyman came to check on me. My operation went well. However, I was not happy about being on a mixed sex ward. There were women in my bay but I could hear men in the next bay and could hear everything. I knew they would be able to hear my conversations with nursing staff about personal things and was not happy about that. I did not like sharing toilets with men. After my operation I felt very vulnerable laying in bed wearing a flimsy theatre gown that could fall open, as I knew that male patients could walk past the bay. Although I was in pain, I made sure to put my pyjamas on as soon as possible to make sure that I was fully covered.

I would recommend this hospital apart from the mixed sex wards.

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