About: Northern General Hospital Northern General Hospital Sheffield S5 7AU
I stayed in hospital for 3 days in Sept 2014 (1-3) for major foot surgery. The surgical team were fantastic and all of my afterare since has been great. My only concerns about my stay were threefold. The health workers on the night shift really could not be bothered about answering the buzzers for any one on that ward. I was on a ward with quite elderly patients and they constantly kept having to press for assistance to get to the toilet, Myself included as I was non weight bearing. When I asked about having anti sickness tablets to help me keep food down, I was ignored for ages. The food was not very good, in fact I was given a meal that was still partially frozen. I did complain at the time but was not taken seriously. I was under the impression that I would be in hospital for a week but it was apparent that I was to be discharged as soon as possible. The therapist came round the day after my op to see how I could use the crutches as I was to be discharged. I was physially sick as I had not eaten anything due to the morphine. Only when I nearly fell over did she realise that I was in no fit state to be sent home. I have had many operations and this ward was my most unpleasant experience.