"Inpatient stay at SASH"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Ear, Nose and Throat East Surrey Hospital Ear, Nose and Throat RH1 5RH
Posted by Nurse87 (as ),
I was admitted from Crawley planned treatment centre to East Surrey a and e for periorbital cellulitis. I found the time from being seen to ending up to East Surrey for IV antibiotics quick and professional.
Nurse Sally at Crawley planned treatment centre was great as well as her fellow team. I found that they were quick and took it very seriously explaining everything to me whilst waiting to transfer to sash.
I arrived in a and e, waiting about 30mins to be triaged. Receptionists were nice and friendly. Triage nurse was OK, although questioned aspects of my referral and saying it was not properly done - not something the patient can really answer or need to hear really.
After going through to a and e majors, I had a nice nurse whose name I have forgotten, who cannulated me and took bloods, was seen by a registrar who was very kind and thorough, simple things like getting my dad a chair. I'm not sure who my nurse was, did not say their name, and barely spoke to me despite hoovering around my bed - when you are sat waiting for 4 hrs wondering what's happening next, it only takes a few seconds to just inform your patient what they are waiting for, then it can ease any woes or Concerns in a instant.
I was transferred to medical escalation, where I stayed for 5 days under Dr acharya and his team. Dr acharya is such a patient, friendly and informative consultant and felt very at ease under his care. Was also seen by ent and ophthalmology team who again, can not fault.
The ward was OK, quiet at times and found the nurses tended to hide in a corner which left our side of the ward a bit lonesome. And there is no tv. Please get a TV for this ward if patients are staying in for a few days, it's underestimated just how one can feel when alone, but has something just to keep their minds at bay. The nurses I had were brilliant though and quick to answer queries, only had an issue on one night when the nurses were being very noisy!
Discharge process was very swift.