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Posted by Local910 (as ),
This year I have admitted to Rotherham Hospital on 3 occassions with chest infections and one for heart failure. The admission ward was excellent. The staff professional and caring. Transferred to the appropriate wards and the staff were overworked but professional. Was saddened to see the elderly and frail not helped more with their meals but due to lack of staff this was not available. As usual, my medication was messed up due to staff not ordering from the pharmacy (e. g warfarin) which sent my INR results haywire. Otherwise no complaint, it was a v clean, light, airy bay which I was in on each occasion.
On one admittance I was transferred to Breathing Space, what I wonderful experience. Very organised and was able to take my tablets in with me, they were locked in my cabinet and each morning I was able to organise my daily doses. Their follow up was excellent, very understanding, helpful and patient. They listened as I was concerned about losing 2 stone in weight, loss of appetite and, sickly and becoming frail and unable to do my housework etc. They arranged test and a CT scan which, at the time of writing this, I am awaiting the results.
I use the stoma prescription service, which is dealt with sympathetically and professionally by phone. So much easier than trips to the doctors to put in a repeat prescription, then two days later collecting, they posting and awaiting delivery, by this time two weeks has past.
Had to attend A&E Christmas eve afternoon after a fall, saw a doctor who again was professional, understanding and kind. The Xray department was again kind and professional.