"Excellent inpatient care but very poor..."
About: Spire Cheshire Hospital Spire Cheshire Hospital Warrington WA4 4LU
I have been a patient here both as privately paying and under the NHS; the difference in the experiences was stark. Once I became an NHS patient I felt I was not a priority and I didn't get straightforward information regarding the process and timescales for my operation. Letters were frequently sent to an address I have not lived at since becoming a patient at Spire Cheshire, even after I wrote my address down twice for reception staff. Therefore confidential information was being sent elsewhere. We felt the reception staff did not treat us with the same respect when we were at the hospital too.
However once I was admitted for my operation the care was exceptional and I felt well looked after by the nursing staff and consultants. The orthopaedic surgeon ensured I was informed as much as they could, and I couldn't have asked for more in consultations before the operation, on the day and in follow-ups.