"Rapid assessment and treatment via the Assessment..."
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
Posted by Felix Tanner
I was referred to the hospital via my GP late on Friday afternoon. My immune system was known to be compromised because of illness and specialist treatment in 2013 and I was allocated a single bed cubicle overnight while my condition was being investigated. Unfortunately, a precautionary endoscopy had to be postponed from Saturday to Monday. Circumstances then resulted in me spending the Saturday night in one of the general wards, which unfortunately I found very noisy. However, my condition was re-assessed on the Sunday morning and I was allowed home, returning for my endoscopy the following morning. This was quick, efficient and informative. As far as circumstances permitted, weekend being a bad time to be admitted to hospital, I was given appropriate assessment and treatment and was well cared for. However, I suspect that a weekday admission would have resulted in a one night stay only. This is not a criticism of the Hospital but of the "system"