"I was forgotten about"
About: Victoria Hospital / General Surgery Victoria Hospital General Surgery KY2 5AH
Posted by TDC (as ),
I arrived at the Victoria for the above and after changing in to the hospital gown was ushered in to speak to a nurse to confirm details, etc. It was then back out to the waiting room before being ushered in to another room for further details then back again to the waiting room - all the time carrying my clothes in a plastic back. After a further short wait I was ushered in to a third room where I sat, and sat, and sat. Eventually I heard a voice saying to someone "you can just wait in here till you are called" and then the door opened. The look on the nurse's face was one of astonishment when he saw me sitting and he asked why I was sitting there. I said I didn't know but wondered if I had been forgotten about and this indeed was the case. This was my third colonoscopy but my first at the Victoria and bore no resemblance to the privacy and efficiency of the Queen Margaret. Also the first time I have felt pain during the investigation so that also did not impress. Fortunately I have been told I do not require another one as no further polyps have appeared.