"All staff were absolutely amazing........."
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
Posted by Naomi Pittams
And my operation and stay were actually ok. I have a severe phobia of hospitals, blood and needles in particular and I was terrified of having a general anaesthetic and operation to the point where I needed 15mg of diazepam just to go into the hospital. I had a very thorough pre-op (which I needed 10mg of diazepam just to attend this appointment) so all staff were aware of my phobia before my operation. No one laughed or made me feel stupid because of my phobia and I was treated with respect at all times. I had some one with me at all times and even the consultant took the time to speak with me and reassure me before the op and I was one of the first on the list so I didn't have time to worry before the op. I passed out and collapsed on the floor a while after the op just because I was in a hospital and a member of staff checked I was okay and sat with me until I felt less dizzy and again did not laugh or make me feel stupid. I stayed on the Branston ward which is a gynaecological ward so was definitely all female and in fact I was the only person on the ward. The hospital ward was clean along with the toilets etc and I was kept hydrated with plenty of water, tea and hot chocolate.