"No information when my husband was in theatre "
About: Perth Royal Infirmary / Trauma & orthopaedics Perth Royal Infirmary Trauma & orthopaedics PH1 1NX
Posted by anxious wife (as ),
My Husband broke his ankle whilst at work and was taken to PRI which is not our local hospital but the closest at the time. I was very pleased with the care he received in A+E, we were kept up to date and informed of the plan.
He was admitted to ward 7, and stayed there for a week. The staff were generally very friendly and the ward was spotlessly clean.
I did not feel there was alot of communication and we had to ask questions all the time. He had surgery on day 6 to repair his ankle, he went to theatere early afternoon and by tea time I had not heard anything so I called the ward to be told to phone back in one hour, which I did to be told the same again.
As a nurse myself I was becoming increasingly anxious about the length of time he was in theatre, at 6: 15 I called again and still nobody knew anything, I requested that someone call recovery so at least I would know he was ok, however at that point they received a call to collect him.
I understand that staff are busy however because nobody had told us how long we should expect him to be in theatre for it was a very anxious time. I felt that communication could have been better. This is perhaps something that should be addressed - relatives would feel less anxious if kept in the loop and informed.
Despite this I was very happy with the care my husband received from the team.