"Made to feel I was 'putting it on' at Barnsley"
About: Barnsley Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Barnsley Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics
Posted by cath07 (as ),
I went to Barnsley Hospital for a hip replacement, staying on ward 34E. I was pleased that some of the nurses were very caring and treated me as an individual. Also the doctors were very nice and friendly.
I felt that a minority of the nursing staff were unfriendly and unhelpful and treated me as a number not as an individual. At one point I was angry as I felt really poorly for 2 days with low blood pressure and low blood count. One nurse made me feel she thought I was 'putting it on' and should be doing more, which is difficult when you're fainting at the time.
I would like to thank Glynis and Richard, the night staff. As well as thanking the day staff, Angie, Bethany, Amy and Nicola, all on ward 34E.