"Waited 11 weeks to be offered pain killing..."
About: William Harvey Hospital William Harvey Hospital Ashford TN24 0LZ
Posted by Thomas2
What I liked
Reception Staff were very polite
What could be improved
The Car park
No emergencies yet I was waiting for over an hour after my appointment time.
An apology for keeping me waiting would have been nice. Remember its our taxes that pay for the service, its not free, we pay for it.
The registrars drawing skills....if registrars are going to draw a picture of your torn shoulder cuff rather than display it on the computer from your actual mri scan then they need art lessons. Took her twice to draw a reasonable picture of what the perceived problem is.
Registrar did not provide details of any side effects to treatment offered.
Registrar did not actually examine the injury site, even when I asked if she would like to see the shoulder concerned.
Very poor clinical practice.
"Sausage factory" mentality
Staff member in toilets did not wash his hands
Toilets were very hot, turn the heating down and they were filthy.
In a civilised society you can measure the people by the cleanliness of their toilet.
Triage needs to identify and remove the time wasters from the system.
Evidence of old blood stains on seating in waiting area.
I was messaged, telephoned and written to twice to remind me of my appointment. Yet the Clinic ran over an hour late. Just as well I had taken the whole day off work. Unacceptable in a modern hospital.
While waiting I witnessed the following.
The plaster room refused to plaster a patients leg as they were short staffed, an a+e doctor asked why the wait and was told they would have to wait till another member of staff arrived.
I thought Ashford was an A+ E centre, do we need to "book" our accidents in order to ensure correct level of staffing?
Spend some of my car parking fee on sweeping and surfacing the car park, not everyone is able to cope with loose gravel underfoot and potholes as they walk.