"Waited hours for blood to arrive at Rotherham"

About: Rotherham Hospital

(as the patient),

I was treated on Sitwell Ward at Rotherham District General with a blood transfusion due to chemo for metastatic prostate cancer. I was not happy that I had to be in for 8am to have blood taken for a cross-match and cannula fitted before 10am. However, the blood did not arrive until 4pm, I could have stayed at home and gone in at 12noon!

The staff on Sitwell ward need to be thanked though.

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Response from Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for posting your opinion on the site. We ask patients to come in early in order to cross match bloods & provide transfusions early in the day. Unfortunately in your case, this did not happen. I can only apologise for the delay. If you wish to discuss this in more detail please do not hesitate to contact the hospital on 304596 & ask for the Matron who will be happy to speak to you about your experience.