"My review of Pinderfields Hospital"
About: Pinderfields General Hospital Pinderfields General Hospital Wakefield WF1 4DG
I have been in a few times over the last few weeks and I got discharged yesterday. I originally got admitted with severe pneumonia and sepsis which is a form of blood poisoning. They saved my life and were brilliant. I then got placed onto ward 20 in my own room which was great to recover as I cannot sleep when im in a ward. next day I got told I was moving into a ward and for 4 days I never slept a wink. The staff were mostly great, some of the nurses (one in particular) has a terrible attitude towards patients. The atmosphere was bad if you ever rung for staff help, to your face they were ok but they did not realise that I could hear them complaining about being buzzed all the time (while they were sat at the desk looking at the computer. The cleaning was a joke, it was more of a quick flyover and left me and another patient shocked.there was dust emanating from the air vents in the ceiling which was simply blocking them. I went in the toilet after they had cleaned it (apparently) only to find some poo on the floor and toilet tissue. fast forward to 2 weeks later and I was admitted yet again, this time from a&e I was admitted to the aau ward (acute assessment ward) - this was terrible, again most of the staff looked as though they just wanted to go home. I got my arm veins burnt by some iv meds that I was allergic to. not only that but they could not get a good vein and I was poked with needles around 7 times until I asked for a doctor to do it. the doctor who come did it first time and put a little bandage on it for me. I went to sleep and next morning I could not move my arm - it had swollen to a massive state (I have pictures for all of this). the doctor had missed my vein and all the iv had been going into my arm. it was a full day before I could feel anything in it again. again cleaning on this ward was fly over - terrible and I watch things they clean, using the same cloth to clean everything is not a good idea. the staff in ward 20 were brilliant though. for a pfi its not bad, ive been in since and got a private room which was a lot better and I managed to sleep for once. the downside is that they are constantly being pressurised to get rid of patients which is sometime too early.