"Long wait in admissions room"
About: Royal Preston Hospital / Neurosurgery Royal Preston Hospital Neurosurgery PR2 9HT
Posted by mr mcgoo (as ),
I was listed for minor surgery on my spine. The operation was for a permanent trial of for cervical spinal stimulation was planned I arrived for 8am and was sent to a waiting room, and I was there only a few minutes when a nurse came in and did my observations.
Then a consultant came to chat with me sorry we have no beds so we intend to do the operation only that the operation will only be a trial not a permanent trial.
Ok I thought went to theatre had the operation and was told you can go home come back a couple of days later at 8 00 am when the wires will be removed. So I was put in a consulting room to recover staff in and out all the time sorry we didn't know anybody was in.
Later I was put in the admission room at about 1 00pm I was there till 7 15pm waiting for transport home yes they had forgot about me despite telling nurses and the sister on ward 2b who finally got me a taxi home to Clitheroe .
Why did it was told it was patient transport who I came with so why did I have to wait seven hours in the admission room I was given a drink and a piece of toast at one pm then nothing else luckily I was prepared I took a sandwhich and drink with me but other patients who had been there 12 hrs. where not so lucky.