"Could procedures be scheduled for the same day?"

About: Rotherham Hospital / Urology

(as a relative),

My elderly grandmother recently had a bladder examination at Rotherham Hospital's Endoscopy Unit. Though it was painful the nurses were brilliant and caring and explained what they were doing during the procedure.

She was told that she will have to go back for a biopsy, but after all the pain and discomfort caused because of procedure she wondered why the biopsy and bladder examination couldn't have taken place on the same day. She also had to have a scan on her bladder.

Going to hospital can be very frightening for may older people, especially when it is for something painful and uncomfortable, as well as the issue of travel problems that may be involved. Would it be possible for such procedures to be scheduled for the same day to reduce stress, pain, anxiety, time and costs?

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Responses

Response from Kerry Hollingworth, Corporate Affairs Officer, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Hello my name is Joan Bonser, Endoscopy Sister at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Thank you for your post on Patient Opinion, we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you feel that nurses were brilliant and caring with your elderly grandmother and explained what they were doing during the procedure.

With regard to your question whether such procedures could be scheduled the same day, unfortunately we are not able to provide a definite response to this without looking into the details of your grandmothers procedures. If she would like to contact me on 01709 424449 to discuss this further, I would be happy to look into this. With best wishes.

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Response from Rotherham Hospital

Hello my name is Joan Bonser, Endoscopy Sister at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Thank you for your post on Patient Opinion, we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you feel that nurses were brilliant and caring with your elderly grandmother and explained what they were doing during the procedure.

With regard to your question whether such procedures could be scheduled the same day, unfortunately we are not able to provide a definite response to this without looking into the details of your grandmothers procedures. If she would like to contact me on 01709 424449 to discuss this further, I would be happy to look into this. With best wishes.

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