"I was not looking forward to my ..."
About: Peterborough District Hospital Peterborough District Hospital Peterborough PE3 6DA
What I liked
I was not looking forward to my stay in PDH as I had a reaaly bad experience in Aug 2000, but I nedd not have worried as the entire staff, including the cleaner were always very professional, happy and attentive.
At times the ward was bursting , with new admissions waiting outside for a bed and the staff coped very well. They had many emergency admissions and still managed to attend to us all. Overall my stay was good, but nothing is quite as good as sleeping in your own bed
What could be improved
The meals were very bland and I had to add salt to everything. The tea trolley didn't always come around, even if the ward was quiet, and it was something that you looked forward to. I didn't like to ring for a coffee, so waited for the next one.
I am not sure if the weekend staff are bank staff or not. But when the saturday night shift changed, and with only 2 patients on a ward for 18, both at opposite ends of the ward, it took 3 hours for someone to even come down to my bay, and that was to check bp before lights out.
I felt very lonely that night and felt that if I went home that they wouldn't have noticed.