"Generally super staff, but less than thorough..."
About: Wythenshawe Hospital Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester M23 9LT
Posted by Anonymous
I had a lobectomy in this Autumn and was in F2. The nurses were super but horribly overstretched, so obtaining pain relief was sometimes a problem.
The doctors came irregularly but frequently, sometimes twice a day, and discussed my care with me. They were efficient and approachable.
The bay I was in was cleaned daily but I dropped a sock on the second day I was there, which rolled under my chair but was clearly visible. I couldn't bend down and pick it up, so I left it and I and the patient opposite watched it for 4 or 5 days. I moved every day, so that the cleaner could shift my chair and trolley to clean the floor. The cleaner did neither, but cleaned up to them with their wide mop. Nobody ever cleaned trolleys or their trays. A relief cleaner got the sock and I contracted a lung infection!
I was not a fan of mixed sex wards. The problem was sharing toilet/ shower facilities. On two occasions I burst in on male patients who had not locked the door!
I thought the food was very good and the general atmosphere excellent.