"This is a Special Hospital"
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
After months of being unwell I had a pre-arranged CT scan on 27th April at Royal Blackburn Hospital. Staff were friendly and professional and the procedure took a matter of minutes. I was reassured that the scanners were new machines rather than the old style claustrophobic tunnels.
The only negative point I would make was waiting in a hospital gown in a small waiting area with other patients of both sexes.
Soon after I returned home I was contacted by a consultant who informed me that the scan had identified a bowel blockage and asked me to return to hospital. The nurse and student nurse looking after me on the surgical assessment ward were brilliant. Likewise all the staff in ward C18 were friendly, professional and reassuring.
The auxiliary staff and cleaners were also courteous and helpful. The wards were modern, clean & comfortable.
The on call Registrar, the anaesthetist, the surgeon and all the ward staff who cared for me during my stay were excellent.
Nothing was too much trouble for them. Following my operation the staff in recovery, POCU & intensive care were so caring and reassuring. Throughout my time in hospital all the procedures and risks were fully explained to me by the clinical staff who took time to explain what was happening and answer any questions I had.
I couldn’t even fault the much maligned hospital food. There was a variety of choice on the daily menu and the food was always served hot.
I would like to add that my admission coincided with a day of the junior Doctors strike, which gave me cause for concern. However my admission and subsequent care could not have been more considered, efficient and professional. I am so grateful to everyone who helped me.