"Hectic preparation for op at day surgery at QEUH"

About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow / General surgery

(as the patient),

Stressful pre procedure arrangements. Moving from tiny cubicle to the next cramped cubicle, waiting area to waiting area.

The only, only time for a bit of peace and calm reflection before the op/procedure are the few minutes lying on a trolley immediately. before anaesthetic. Sitting naked under a paper gown next to fully clothed patients waiting for their turn is very, very uncomfortable.

Cramped cubicles meant that the patient in a wheelchair was interviewed for a diabetic condition in the passageway, in full hearing of us in the waiting area.

However, all the staff are wonderful. They are kind, cheery and very supportive.

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