"Concerns about Ninewells physiotherapy following surgery"
About: Ninewells Hospital / General Surgery Ninewells Hospital General Surgery DD1 9SY
Posted by Astiforme (as ),
I had spinal surgery recently and was disappointed that I was not given sufficient time with a physiotherapist prior to my discharge. I had no advice as to how to get in and out of bed, how to get dressed, etc. When I asked the night staff on the Ward, they could not help me either, with regards to getting into bed.
This was major surgery and all I received was a patient leaflet with exercises to do and a bit of information about other things, none of which were to do with the main 2 issues mentioned above.
If it wasn't for friends who sent me YouTube links, I would have been in dire straits and possibly have undone all the good work carried out by my surgeon.
I am disappointed with this standard of care and would hope that this is addressed in both the patient leaflets and discussions prior to discharge in the future.