"A&E was almost clean!"
About: Cheltenham General Hospital Cheltenham General Hospital Cheltenham GL53 7AN
What I liked
A&E was almost clean!
What could be improved
Each time I was moved from A&E to another ward, or if a staff member came to see me, my partner was questioned, like he should not be there, I forget how many times I said it was OK, I WANTED him present. Prehaps this could be noted on the forms, together with the answers I gave to the last staff member, as I seam to have to answer the same questions every five mins.
I know Glos NHS claims to have single sex wards, but the fact is, it is NOT true. The staff need to be trained to respect and protect privacy. Some Trust's use a RED PEG on the bed curtains, when you are being examined, so other staff knock and wait. Cheltenham staff just seam to pull back the curtains, and come in, allowing the WHOLE WARD to see. This is the 21st CENTURY, not the Victorian times. Made me feel like a cheap PEEP show.
Another note, some times patients want to shut out the ward, a bit of self space, Each time I closed my curtains, the nurse just opened them, saying that they had to remain open, unless I was using a bottle!