About: Scunthorpe General Hospital Scunthorpe General Hospital Scunthorpe DN15 7BH
Posted by denise chadburn
Had gallbladder out 8th july 2016 , because of concerns over stopping breathing when i am asleep the anesthetist decided to keep me in overnight. I was put on HOBS ward 28. Although the nurses did their job very efficiently I felt a distinct lack of warmth or personality from them.
I felt because I wasn't as poorly as the other three people in that bay that they didn't really see why I should be there.
I tried so hard to break through this coldness but it was pointless.
At one point my drip made a bleeping sound which meant it needed changing and I asked the nurse what it was for and they told me but then said they had told the doctor they didn't think I needed one but as they had written it up for me they had to give me it.
They were reluctant to help me get my legs into bed and I was really struggling at this point.
When I was sat in a chair it had wheels on so as I tried to get up it rolled back and I fell back in it. the staff nurse just stood there getting impatient and didn't offer to help at all. They actually said "come on " in an impatient voice. Like I say the practical nursing care was carried out very efficiently and I do not want to make an official complaint, it is hard to describe how people make you feel, but they did make me feel very unwanted and like i was a nuisance, it was not MY fault I was put there I just really feel I wanted to get it off my chest because I can't get it out of my mind. Later the next day I was taken to Ward 28 to be discharged and the nurses there couldn't have been more different. So friendly and nothing was too much trouble , I wish I had been put there instead of HOBS, in fact that is what the nurses at HOBS told me that I really shouldn't have been there . I'm sorry they felt like that but
I am human and I was and still am struggling to walk and do things for myself like bending down , I realise it probably was a ward for more seriously ill people but I didn't ask to be put there and I have a right to be treated with respect and compassion the same as the next person.