"Excellent service on ward 9"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
Posted by Suddes
I was admitted to Ward 9 after arriving in A& E , Rake Lane,with a broken femur. I am 93 years old, and was delighted with the care and attention I received . After being pinned and plated during surgery, I spent 10 days recovering on ward 9. The staff were all friendly and caring, and despite being a little understaffed, always smiling. The only problem I encountered was with an agency nurse(male) who was most unfriendly. And almost aggressive. After a word with the ward staff, he was not seen on 9 again. There is no need to think the elderly are neglected in this hospital , exactly the opposite. On the down side, there was an infection D & V, on the ward, and the staff were constantly trying to establish infection control. In an ideal world the ward should have been closed and the patients moved. A truly modern problem.