"care could have been more thoughtful"
About: The Great Western Hospital The Great Western Hospital Swindon SN3 6BB
The ward staff were lovely and kind, but really didn't seem to think about the implications of their decisions. Emptying stoma bags at meal times, emptying catheters while on drugs rounds, just doesn't make sense for creating a nice environment for those staying in the ward. Most of us were struggling to eat at all due to gastric problems, and all ended up not eating as a smelly stoma bag was emptied at almost every meal time. Just a little more thought would have made care so much better.
I was also told by the surgeon I would need a stoma due to the severity of the condition, no discussion no other options. I had a second opinion from another hospital where they specialise in my problem. No treatment required except a radical change in diet. One year later I am still well .