"Most of the staff were kind and helpful"
About: Southend Hospital Southend Hospital Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0RY
Posted by Anonymous (as ),
What I liked
Most of the staff were kind and helpful
What could be improved
Being allowed to eat our meals without having to stop for procedures / x-rays etc. As the food cannot be reheated it meant that at times e went without meals.
Men wandered the female are of the ward which made me feel very uncomfortable indeed.
I wasn't asked if students could be present. Too many medical students came into the room and just stared, I felt embarrassed and couldn't see the point of them being there. Students should be limited to two.
The cleaner wiped the shelf but never lifted the items on it ... she never checked the toilet area.
Being confined to bed I wasn't given the opportunity to wash my hands after using the toilet, or even helped to have a daily wash.
I found the doctors very caring, they took time to explain procedures and understood the anxiety the procedures cause, which was a great help.