"Worried about cleanliness at Addenbrookes"

About: Addenbrooke's Hospital / Urology

(as the patient),

Admitted to Addenbrooks hospital a few days ago with suspected kidney problem. Everything about the whole process of admittance and care was exemplary and I could not have expected a more helpful staff and surgical team. They were very supportive during the investigation process and I am grateful for all that was done for me.

However, on return from my scan prior to being shown the bed I was allocated. The bed opposite was empty but the bedding was heavily blood-stained. At this point the member of staff who had showed me my bed, rushed across the ward to this bed and folded the linen placing it in the linen trolley. She then pulled the bed curtain partially across the end of the bed, and within minutes pushed the trolley away from the area leaving the bed stripped. She then returned with fresh linen and remade the bed. At no time did I witness the mattress, bed frame, bedside cabinet and chair being washed down.

I was concerned that this was not done as we are all aware of the problem of hospital super bugs and thought that good cleaning was of the essence in eliminating infections.

I am due to be booked into the hospital for a cystoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy, this degree of cleanliness or lack of is causing me a great deal of concern.

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