"7 day stay Ward C6"
About: Queen's Medical Centre Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2UH
Posted by Richard Knowles
I am a 70 year old emergency trauma patient who had smashed my elbow and broken my shoulder. all through the process i was cared for and supported in a unique situation for me. It was my first general anesthetic and broken bones experience. Most of my expectations were managed, though the staff were very busy they always found time for support and empathy. the only downside was i needed a second operation to clean and close my wound. i was unfortunately on the operating list for three days so the first two days i did not get to drink or eat in those days until til late evening - after cancellation. It was six in the evening on the third day when I eventually had the procedure. i appreciate the operating theaters are for trauma patients and urgent cases take preference but my expectations on that part were not manged well and did eventually stress me particularly as it was a small procedure and had the op been done on the first day i could have gone home two days earlier with a bed being freed up! My main impression is generally how wonderful the staff were exceeding what i thought!