"Night from hell"
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
I recently had the misfortune to spend 24 hours in Blackburn hospital- far to long. It was a 8 bedded ward which I thought modern hospitals no longer had. This meant there was noise all night long. I actually managed 1/2 hour's sleep before the lights were put on at 5.30. I know why this happens but I doubt if many patients would voluntarily wake up at this time so it is for the benefit of the hospital system not the patient. The radio was then put on for the rest of the day. Has anyone asked the patients if they want the radio on and who chooses the station? The food was inedible. The hot food had been kept warm too long so was dried out and the papacy of the ingredients was masked by a too highly spiced sauce. I didn't have a sandwich but from what I could see it was plastic bread and plastic filling. Is this really expected to aid recovery. I couldn't wait to get home. Having said all that the nursing staff were wonderful. Caring, cheerful and helpful