"More respect required at Barnsley District General"

About: Barnsley Hospital / Colorectal surgery

(as the patient),

I was a patient on ward 18 of the Barnsley District General hospital for the treatment of a fever and diarrhoea.

The staff were pleasant most of the time, but the level of noise in the ward was always high, even at night (which made it difficult to sleep).

At one point, I was quite embarrassed and angry, as I was sat on a commode in my room when the doctors walked in without respecting my privacy.

The consultant needed samples of stools so as to find the root of my ilness. However, these were not taken, so in the end I left hospital without knowing what the probable cause of my fever was.

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