"11 week old baby in for minor op, no bed"
About: Lister Hospital Lister Hospital Stevenage SG1 4AB
Posted by Anonymous
My daughter was scheduled in for a minor op, she's 11 week old. Told to arrive at 7.30, told to wait in waiting area between the children's wards. Consultant talked us through th op at 8.15 and all seemed ok. At 8.30 still in same waiting area and pre- op assessment done in this area. Porter arrived but she wasn't ready to go due to not being booked in. She was then put into a gown and left to wait in the waiting area which was very cold. Porter came back just after 9 and we walked to theatres without being offered a blanket by the nurses. We had to ask for one. We were then paraded to theatre to then have to wait in a back corridor with no chairs until she returned, In recovery only one was allowed in, bearing in mind one of us was still left in the corridor. We then went back to the holding area as no bed was available. We basically were kept in this waiting room for 3 hours until eventually we lost patience and asked to be discharged. Dreadful service, thankfully the op went well.