"Very speedy treatment for achilles tendon on G3 Bolton"
About: Royal Bolton Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Royal Bolton Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics BL4 0JR
Posted by oak388 (as ),
I stayed at the Royal Bolton Hospital on ward G3. I had treated for a ruptured Achilles Tendon. All of the nurses were friendly and the treatment was carried out quickly from diagnosis at A & E to surgery (only 24 hours).
The nurses were stretched to provide adequate time for all of the patients (not that care was compromised). The more needy patients took up most of the time. If you were O.K. (as I was), you were left until obs and tablets.
I did feel that I was not in hospital long enough.
The only criticism of my three day stay was the length of time it took to be discharged. Having been told i was going home at 9.30am, I actually left hospital at 5.00pm. I am aware that there are many different departments involved in the discharge of any one patient, however, if they could be better co-ordinated, would this mean we would be discharged sooner?
The day I left was particularly busy, but, the ward nurses have enough to do without having to try to ring around other departments to get instructions on discharge for patients. Could this be improved with a designated person/team?
I would like to thank the staff on G3 for their hard work and dedication to their jobs. The anesthetic team for letting me question everything from start to finish.