"I spent 5 days on Jasmine Ward following..."
About: Stepping Hill Hospital Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport SK2 7JE
Posted by Caz
What I liked
I spent 5 days on Jasmine Ward following a hysterectomy. All the medical, nursing and support staff I met were friendly, caring, professional and retained a sense of humour no matter how busy they were. Never having been in hospital for longer than an overnight stay I was a little anxious at having this operation but the staff soon put me at ease. Although my surgery went well, I had breathing problems but this was spotted by staff and effectively dealt with.
What could be improved
The leaflet given on discharge includes advice on activities to avoid in the first 6-8 weeks post op but no advice on activities or exercise that should be undertaken during this time. Although I was able to obtain some information from the internet (including other hospital websites and the RCOG website) this is often conflicting so it would be helpful if more advice was given, particularly as some patientsmay not have internet access.
I've heard stories about "horrendous hospital food" in the past but I thought the food and choice of meals was superb.