"side room"

About: Sandwell General Hospital

What I liked

side room

What could be improved

I was left for 15 hours without pain relief despite asking on numerous occasions. Had to share toilets with male patients who constantly left the seat up so I had to touch it to put it down. No fans on the ward.

It is not right for men and women to be in the same bays together, not dignified for either sex. I was moved from EAU at 11pm at night where the fire alarm went off at 10pm and I ended up going into the bathroom and locking the door and staying there until it went off.

I was vomiting constantly yet it took over an hour for one nurse to bring me some bowls so I was being sick in the sink.

I needed certain tablets from home and they had me down as self medicating so had to bring my own tablets in but then had to wait three hours before they said I could have them. In the end I was so desperate I took them.

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