About: Christchurch Hospital Christchurch Hospital Christchurch BH23 2JX
So sad to have to write this. I whole heartedly support the NHS, staff and specialists but this department is an eye opener. I had leaflets slung at me over a desk, my specialist was so rude that I left in tears, spoken to like you are stupid because you don't understand the procedures, terminology etc, even the staff don't know the routine and have left me to chase them! No compassion, no feeling of having your handheld when you get a diagnosis or on the journey to the diagnosis. I was told 'don't read the side effects because all the drugs have them', I was even prescribed a drug that interacts with another drug I am on and got told I didn't know what I was talking about! I did because my GP said he wouldn't prescribe them as he knew the new guidelines. You end up feeling like you are just on a conveyor belt with no choice or knowledge at what is going on. This is peoples lives and bodies you are dealing with, we want to know why, how, what etc so we can help ourselves. Not just pumped full of drugs and then given more drugs to counteract the side effects of the first lot of drugs. How can you have faith in a department that makes you feel like this?