"Praise for Wathwood, story by 'the artist formerly known as'"

About: Wathwood Hospital

(as the patient),

Staff at Wathwood hospital give good support and are very accommodating and friendly. Staff have pushed me to exercise, to get fitter and to help me feel better.

Food has improved recently. New menus are better and the food is tastier.

I would like a bit more freedom and maybe more space to come and go

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Responses

Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear 'the artist formerly known as'

We are receiving good feedback about Wathwood Staff and the care they provide.

It is good to know the food has recently improved and that you are enjoying the new menus.

We do acknowledge that you would like more space. Maybe you could bring this up in patients meetings or with staff?

We will ensure that staff get to hear about your posting as it is very encouraging when people take the time to tell us their opinions.

Many thanks

Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust We have made a change

I am really happy to hear that staff are actively encouraging patients to remain active as obesity can be a problem in hospitals.

Our catering department have worked very hard to develop fresher, healthier and better quality meals. This has been a challenge catering for all tastes but by working with patient’s, healthier and tasty meals have been achieved.

With regards to more freedom, people do have regular access to courtyards and as people progress through Wathwood external leave can be sorted out.

With regards to access around the hospital we are looking to open up a larger space in April next year once construction on site has been completed.

Thanks

PhilDickinson

Ward Manager - Wathwood Hospital