"wonderful treatment from examination to stay of..."
About: Royal Bolton Hospital Royal Bolton Hospital Bolton BL4 0JR
Posted by Vanessa
I had a swelling on my knee, which I had been told by my Dr and the walk-in centre previously, was a bursitis. It appeared to be more swollen and painful the next day. I was then referred to the Orthopaedic ward where I was examined by a a doctor who was incredibly thorough and very reassuring. Whilst waiting for blood results, the person was so attentive as I was very squeamish about the test etc, she even brought me a cup of tea and a sandwich during my long wait. The doctor detected an infection and explained all the treatment I would be given before he admitted me to ward G4. The staff there could not have been more welcoming. Everything was explained and everyone was so friendly, caring and upbeat. The food I had during my stay was very tasty, especially the soup. The nights were a little noisy, as people were wanting help(buzzer) or being admitted, but the beds were incredibly comfortable, which is a big plus when you can't move much because of keeping my leg elevated. Apart from the amount of needles involved (thankfully because they are very thorough and because of my drip) and my troublesome knee, I had a very enjoyable experience and was a little sad to leave all the lovely people behind that I had met.