"Physio at Mount Gould, and knee replacement at Peninsular Hospital"
About: Derriford Hospital Derriford Hospital Plymouth PL6 8DH Livewell South West Livewell South West Plymouth PL4 7PY Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre / Orthopaedics Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre Orthopaedics PL6 5XP
Posted by Smaller889 (as ),
I have physio at Mount Gould, and am so pleased I get to go there and not Derriford. It’s lovely, open and spaceous, and the staff are just great.
I went to get my left knee replaced at Peninsular hospital at the start of May. I was so pleased with the care. All the staff worked as a team – with a real rapport. It was just excellent care. If it was a hotel, I’d give it 5 stars! The food was great, and the staff were all wonderful.
My experience of Derriford, however, was terrible. I was in for peritonitis two years ago. The cleaner used the same cloth for everything – I did not think the ward I was on was at all clean, and I was so concerned about infection. The food was terrible and my care was just not good at all. I was on a woman’s ward, but my daughter had to help care for me. She had to clean me, and around my bed. The hospital seemed to big to care about individual patients, and the staff looking after me didn’t work together at all well. I felt lucky to leave healthy!