"Robotic assisted prostate surgery"
About: Churchill Hospital Churchill Hospital Oxford OX3 7LE
Posted by The Navigator
Robotic assisted prostate surgery 25 Oct 2014 The day after my operation I was visited on a regular basis & nurses checked oxygen, levels & heart rate regularly. I had the impression a number of nurses were not fully aware of the type of surgery or had not read their notes. A night nurse on Monday morning had to change a drain dressing and the consultant visited early Monday. After that I felt neither respect or concern from most nurses, & no-one appeared to know what medication or dressings I needed to take home. Luckily I had taken notes from the consultant. When finally discharged by a student nurse taking off final dressings I was not given any personalised documentation as to treating the wounds or how to reapply the drain dressing. I appreciate there must be many hand-over points on a Monday morning, however the cooperation and poor communication process on Monday, in my case, was sadly lacking Having a business and IT background - I reckon a more robust level of communication about post operative care is required before, during and after the operation not just about medication but also dealing with sanitary arrangements in the various stage of recovery