"'I feel the beds should be allocated on the basis of illness, not age'"

About: Rotherham Hospital / Older people's healthcare

(as the patient),

I did not like the fact that I was put in a ward for the elderly. When my problem was one which could have been suffered at any age, not just to people over 75. Being accommodated with patients who shout almost non stop is not conducive to a quick recovery- I feel the beds should be allocated on the basis of illness, not age, it would be more appropriate, however I do realise the problem is not confined to the RDG.

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Responses

Response from Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your comments about your stay at Rotherham Hospital; many apologies for the delay in responding.

We are at present looking at what our wards should be like in the future and your comments will be taken into account.