"My hysterectomy at Staffordshire General Hospital"
Posted by LibraryLady (as ),
I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago, and it was an excellent experience. I was given a 2 week referral, where I was given an operation date within 4 weeks. The operation was not postponed. The operation itself went really well, with a neat wound, and no pain relief needed, as I had none!
The care on the ward (8), was excellent. We could see that the staff were under pressure, as there were a lot of patients needing care, but they were always polite, friendly and helpful. A truly lovely group of people.
I was deeply concerned about the proposal to close A & E and they helped me deliver a letter to The Trust Managers, in support of the Hospital. Everyone on the ward had a lot of praise for their nursing care.
One area of concern to us was, when we were asked to leave urine samples for testing, it seemed unhygienic. Some people did not cover them, and there was no way of linking samples to beds or patients. We thought that bags to put containers into, or labels with bed numbers to stick on, would make it more efficient. It seemed to us that staff did not know whose records to amend.