"My operation was carried out with ..."
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Birmingham B15 2TH
What I liked
My operation was carried out with efficiency by highly skilled people - except for a trainee anaesthetist who messed-up a vein.
The Medical Secretaries are always polite and helpful when contacted.
What could be improved
Pharmacy made a minor dose error with my medication on discharge. The medication was very slow to arrive, despite my discharge being planned the day before, so I was sat blocking a bed for several hours. Could forward planning avoid this ?
When placing IV cannulas, please place these away from wrist and elbow - you lose the use of an arm with an immobilised joint.
Hospital gowns are ludicrous embarrassing garments - please find something better.
Communication from the QE is TERRIBLE; I repeatedly have to pester to get letters sent to my GP and appointments sent out; this has been a problem with all the departments I have dealt with.
Shame the Hospital site is so badly designed for people on foot; you risk your life trying to walk to the entrance.