"Manchester Royal Infirmary"
About: Greater Manchester Greater Manchester Manchester Royal Infirmary / Accident and emergency Manchester Royal Infirmary Accident and emergency Manchester M13 9WL Manchester Royal Infirmary / Gastroenterology Manchester Royal Infirmary Gastroenterology M13 9WL
Posted by Scottish79 (as ),
I am a regular inpatient to the above hospital and sometimes my care is hit or miss. Last time I was there, I went to A&E via the GP service and had to wait for the RMO. I understand this is a much smaller team and there may be a wait. The nurse told me I had been called in to see the doctor after a couple of hours but as the waiting room was so busy and noisy, I never heard them call my name. When I went round to the staff station, they said my name had dropped off as I was a no show so I had to be re triaged and wait again.
In total, I waited 7.5 hours to see the RMO. When I was initially admitted, my blood results were deranged and I was very unwell having to spend almost 3 weeks in the hospital. I feel all of this could have been better had it not been for the A&E issue.
When you go to the ward, you never get your medication on time and as I live with 2 rare medical conditions, it is rather important that I get my meds on time and not when the nurses decide to do drug round and esp not bed time drugs that you get at midnight when you are supposed to get them a few hours, earlier.
The lack of sleep on the wards. I was on a ward with a heavy snorer for 2 weeks. It wasn't their fault but the nurses on the ward could have moved them to a side room so others couldn't be disturbed. My condition means if I get no sleep, my health deteriorates. I get a much better level of service in the community from my GP Practice than I do as an inpatient.