About: Fairfield General Hospital Fairfield General Hospital Bury BL9 7TD
Posted by Victor Alan Davies
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.