"Pre-op assessment concerns"
About: Wrightington Hospital Wrightington Hospital Wigan WN6 9EP
I came to the hospital yesterday for a pre-op assessment, it was a 200 mile round trip just to have my height, weight and BP (which was sky high by the time I had arrived and I was early too, the receptionist pointed out, which I pointed out that this was because I needed to get through the M62 in good time). An MRSA screen was also done, the nurse gave me the swabs, so did this myself and another nurse gave me a short questionnaire to be completed. When I was asked if I had any questions, she couldn't answer them, they could only be answered by the ward, when I ring the night before surgery. She seemed to think that I was only in for a day, and I contradicted this, as my procedure will need me to have a few nights stay, I had been told by the consultant. All in all, the consultations took approximately 10 minutes. However, having read the paper work she gave me when I got home, I realised that the correct procedure was not fully complete on the form. So I rang back to speak to someone about this this evening, however I found the person I spoke to both abrupt and disinterested (the nurse I saw was not available until Monday she said), and she cut me off mid sentence at least once (yes I know it is Friday afternoon), but if it wasn't for the patients, then there would be no work for her to do. Suffice to say, I am not overall confident in my forthcoming stay, especially since transferring my care from another Trust that has already admitted that they have not cared for me and my recent injury appropriately, and are conducting an investigation as we speak. I have not informed them of that, or that I am a senior nurse with 28 years experience, but I suspect that when they find out, attitudes will alter, but this is so wrong.