"Superb treatment on ward a3"
About: Wythenshawe Hospital Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester M23 9LT
Posted by Jeanb
Last year I spent 9 weeks in ward A5 with a severe infection in my right leg which resulted in the removal of my right tkr. I have recently spent 2 weeks in A3 having a revision operation. The whole team were superb and it almost felt like "coming home" as I knew so many of the staff from my stay last year. They are a highly skilled, dedicated bunch, who are approachable and often fun to be with. Their professionalism is second-to-none. I owe these people a huge debt of gratitude which I can never hope to repay. They saved my life and my sanity. Thank you all. As for the surgeon and doctors-what can I say except that those who use UHSM are so very fortunate to have your knowledge, expertise and kindness at their disposal. My comments, however, do not extend to the management. I believe the staff do a fine job despite them. Often, especially at weekends, the wards are woefully understaffed. Do those who manage think that patients require less care on Saturdays and Sundays? With regard to the food: in my humble opinion it is diabolical. I genuinely believed that part of the recovery process was good nutrition but was obviously mistake. Can someone tell me why hospital kitchens lie empty and idle, closed to good, locally sourced produce, and food is shipped in from somewhere in Wales, frozen, and then re-heated and served to the patients. The answer is, of course, money and nothing to do with nutrition at all.