About: St Richard's Hospital St Richard's Hospital PO19 6SE
Posted by Beryl Richmond
The staff were kind, professional and helpful. The atmosphere was calm and quiet because staff wore soft soled shoes and spoke quietly. No off task chatter from the staff. I have no complaints about my care. My main concern was that one female patient was allowed a male visitor for approximately five hours during the afternoon in the bed next to mine. Although the curtains were drawn, this affected my privacy. I was having a gynaecological procedure and this visitor would have been able to overhear everything that happened and was discussed. I think that any adult patient should be able to attend day surgery without a constant visitor. The amount of time allowed for visiting was more than twice as long as would have been allowed on a ward. I accept that this was a mixed sex ward but there was no male patients in such close proximity to my bed. It was difficult to challenge this at the time because I was feeling so poorly.