"refused admission to EMU/ITC after surgery"

About: Singleton Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

Having discussed the best course of care to be followed post surgery with the consultant anaesthetist, it was agreed that my health concerns required admission to itu/emu ward post abdominal hysterectomy.

On the morning of surgery, the consultant anaesthetist informed me that admission had been refused - the ward had been closed by managers.

This caused anxiety to me and I felt this was deeply unprofessional. I was returned to the care of the ward, which I felt had an insufficient number of nurses to care properly, and I soon became unwell and needed further care from the on-call doctor.

I believe this caused unnecessary stress to hardworking staff - respect their judgment -they are the professionals.

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