"Poor Nursing"

About: Fairfield General Hospital

Ward F5 this time was bad especially at night and one of the night nurses was mocking my body language. I still do not know why I went to ward F5 one day early to take my prep for a colonoscopy I normally take it at home using my own toilet paper. The prep was dreadful plus a bleeding rectum due to hospital toilet paper! I was totally ashamed of having the doctors performing such a complex procedure being presented with a bowl which was so unclean. That has never happened before. As far as getting to the hospital by ambulance the whole thing became a buck passing exercise between the sister on F5,the bed manager and the ambulance service. In the end I had to pay some one £10 pounds to get me to North Manchester. Getting back home was nearly as bad. I was on F5 last year for a hernia operation when, the ward was fully staffed and things went very well. I did have to wait nearly six months for surgery by that time a small hernia became for me a large and painful hernia and I had to wear a trust to reduce the pain. Keyhole surgery could not be done so I had old fashion surgery and I did not mind, things went very well. All the issues are with the staff on ward F5.

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