"Why have noisy delivery at 3am?"
About: Freeman Hospital Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7DN
Posted by Christine
An overnight stay following routine surgery. Nurses, doctors and anaesthetist excellent but why does a noisy delivery to the loading bay below ward 1 have to happen at 3am? Woken with a start at the van's reversing beep, then 30minutes of clanking as things were unloaded. Couldn't get back to sleep afterwards. Talking to the night staff, it seems this is a regular occurrence. Surely it is not beyond the wit of the hospital management to arrange deliveries outside normal sleeping hours! Seeing as patients are woken before 6am there is surely ample time, or doesn't the hospital care about 'healing sleep'?