"Great hospital with good facilites."
About: Rotherham Hospital Rotherham Hospital Rotherham S60 2UD
Posted by Anonymous
What I liked
Treated well by all the staff. Excellent hygene with access to soap dispensers, vending machines and free drinking water.
What could be improved
This is more of a complaint to the NHS in general, but I don't know where to direct it to. I feel that my brother wasn't given sufficient advice on taking care of his broken wrist. His doctor gave him a cast, a sling and some exercises.
He was given a leaflet that has unfortunately been lost. It told him to take some painkillers and to keep the affected limb elevated. It failed to mention that he should drink lot's of milk & avoid alcohol and cigarettes. I tried to tell my brother these things but he wouldn't listen as it hadn't come from a doctor. I do not blame the doctor for this, as I feel the leaflet should have contained this advice. I think the leaflets need updating with mentions of calcium, no alcohol and no smoking, to ensure better fracture healing.
I have been there numerous times myself and the treatment I received was excellent.