"My fantasic surgeon and most of ..."

About: Medway Maritime Hospital / Accident and emergency Medway Maritime Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

What I liked

My fantasic surgeon and most of the nursing staff especially those in ICU

What could be improved

Any sort of involvment from my so called consultant and more staff.

Anything else?

I was taken in to Medway hospital for an emergency opp. When i arrived my consultant was nowhere to be found. I was left sedated in a bed for three days whilst other doctors who were not familier with my case tried to decide what to do for the best. I contracted septecimia,MRSA,Pnemonea, both my lungs collapsed and had a tracheotomey.I was only suposed to be having a routine opp. I was in hospital for four months.

My only real complaint with regards to the treatment i recived was that my consultant/ specialist who had been seeing me on a regular basis for five years previously should have refered me for the surgery way before i collspsed. during my four month stay i can only recall him coming to check on me three times. My surgeon and his team were great i couldnt have asked for more. The nurse`s on the whole were very good but very over worked and all the wards i have stayed in were under staffed.

In general the medway hospital is a good hospital and allthough i suffered with alot of unnecassary complications i was treated well and surported by most the staff with the exception of the so called consaltant.

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