About: Grantham & District Hospital / Gastroenterology Grantham & District Hospital Gastroenterology NG31 8DG
Posted by capricorn (as ),
I went in for my Gastroscopy recently. I went into a room that had several beds and I sat on one whilst the nurse put the cannula into my arm ready for the sedative to be administered.
I was sitting directly opposite the procedure room and could see the endoscopy tube, which in itself isn't really something you want to be looking at. Then the doors were closed and obviously a patient was in there. The noise was horrendous. I could hear the patient gagging very loudly it sounded like they were being murdered. It was very frightening and I could not believe that we had to sit so close to this room to be able to hear everything that was going on.
Needless to say I didn't go through with the procedure and the Nurse fully supported me saying we should not have to listen to that. They say they have no other rooms for the beds but I went into a big empty room just to have my blood pressure taken and answer some questions. I think this room would have been more suitable for waiting patients, but that will be a question I will need to ask.
If I have this procedure done It will not be at Grantham Hospital!