"Patchy district nursing service"
Posted by 2398 (as ),
Having twice travelled to St. James's hospital for an operation on different dates and told twice the operation was cancelled due to a lack of beds, I finally had the operation.
Being discharged with a need for wound dressing I handed in my letter to the local medical centre and waited for a call from the nurse to fix up an appointment. None came.
I have had attendance from the District nursing previously and found it patchy, when it works, it works well, but having to walk to the surgery to collect the prescription and then the local chemist when my supply of dressing ended seemed to have the focus in the wrong place.
To be told a home visit would be between 9 am and 5 pm was hardly a help in organising life.