"My Visit to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital for an Xray"
About: Luton & Dunstable Hospital Luton & Dunstable Hospital Luton LU4 0DZ
Posted by Carolm (as ),
I turned up to have an Xray after being referred by my GP....
My very first impression of the Luton and Dunstable was that the entrance was like an old saloon bar, there were people smoking by the doors and around the entrance with the smell being evident all the way into the hospital corridors. I am a smoker and I found this obnoxious and not befitting of what is supposed to now be a 'University NHS Hospital' Someone needs to deal with this as it is a disgrace!
Secondly the front doors were not working so I had to ask a member of the public where to go as the signage was not particularly obvious or easy to understand... I truly felt lost.
Finally I found the X-ray department... the staff were very friendly and accommodating and I could not fault their professionalism although the X-ray waiting rooms and facilities leaved a lot to be desired.
When having to put on a clean gown I was told to take one from a pile which had been left on a chair, right next to an open top bin where they were being disposed of. One's brain does ask the question is this good infection control practice during a period of high instances of the winter vomiting bug?
I would certainly not accept a referral to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital again.