"Hemroid operation"

About: Barnsley Hospital / Colorectal surgery

(as the patient),

I was in Barnsley hospital for a hemroid operation and in for just 1 night. I was dissapointed with the nursing, and I was mostly left to do my own thing, with the nurses not coming back after I asked them to do things. In one instance I couldn't go to the toilet, the nurse didn't come and I was in a lot of pain.

When I was in pain the nurses only prescibed 2 paracetamol, when I asked for some stronger drugs (which the doctor, I found actually did prescribe in the first place) the nurse never came back, and so I was just left. It was 5am before I could get proper medication, this was a long time considering I was in hospital from 10am the day before.

There were poor communication issues sometimes, was told I shouldn't take aspirin 1 day before my operation, but having spoken to the doctor he said I shouldn't have taken it 1 whole week before.

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Response from Barnsley Patient and Public Involvement Forum

My name is Lucy Hainsworth, and I am the Forum Support Officer for Barnsley Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Health Forums.

The Forums are a group of volunteers set-up by the government to independently monitor the NHS and involves public opinion in decisions which are made by the NHS on a local level, these include issues such as Hospital Disabled Toilet facilities (which are now undergoing refurbishment at Barnsley Hospital) etc.

We are hoping to undertake a project to look at Assistance with feeding for vulnerable patients at Barnsley Hospital, and across South Yorkshire, to see whether there is a need for improvement in the help they receive, to ensure they are more comfortable and receive the nutrients they need in order to recover.

If you would be willing to share any experiences you may have had regarding this issue, (anonymously) to help us in this project, please e-mail me your story and opinions to :


Thank you


Lucy Hainsworth

Forum Support Officer

CPPIH In-house South Yorkshire