About: Russells Hall Hospital / General surgery Russells Hall Hospital General surgery DY1 2HQ
Posted by Russell Hell (as ),
I arrived at 7am as instructed for hemaroid removal procedure. I had my last meal at 5: 30 pm, and my last drink of water at 9: 00pm the previous evening. After being booked in, l saw the anaesthetist and then the surgeon who was going to do the operation, l then returned to the admissions waiting area. After a six hour wait and due to the hot dry atmosphere I asked if I could rinse my mouth with water. I was told I could not. After a further 3 hour wait I was sent through to get undressed ready for my operation, at this point I was given some surgical stockings to wear due to the risk of DVT, at this point I had been sitting for 9 hours, surely the risk was greater sitting this long than having the operation. After the operations I was Informed I had been given two bags of saline, I presume because I was so dehydrated, and I was then given my first drink for about 21. 5 hours. Surely this is not correct procedure. We got home at 9: 30 pm, 15 hours after starting out. I was told I may need a further operation, will I go, probably not after these unacceptable waiting times. Russell's hall was Russell's Hell for me.