"an almost perfect team in great facilities"
About: Royal Derby Hospital Royal Derby Hospital Derby DE22 3NE
Posted by hedgehog
I have been fortunate enough to be have around 12 surgeries in the last 18months which have pretty much been fantastic. As a lot was not known by the Drs they were happy to ask my advice from previous surgeries and opinions on each treatment option. That said following my last surgery I had to force my way out of the recovery area as there was latex in the room and as I have a severe allergy I could feel it effecting me. I tried to explain but was just restrained and blocked by staff who despite me saying not to touch my back as I had bad kidney pain kept touching my back. When I calmed down and was aloud to sit in the nurses office they said there was no latex in that room. That's utter rubbish a) I guarantee half the staff had latex somewhere in there clothing (socks etc mostly have latex in) and b) the general caps all surgical staff and patients wear (except in latex free surgery) have latex in thus other patients and staff in the recovery room did have latex on them. Its fine belittling my concerns when it doesn't effect them but after going into anaphylactic shock curtosy of latex multiple times in the past I do think its important they take it seriously. Other than that though ward 204 and 205 were amazing. Two particular nurses were exceptional as were two of the doctors couldn't hope for better care generally.