After a terrible stay at another hospital, St. James's was fantastic. I was there receiving treatment for colon cancer and I stayed on Ward 62. The hospital was so clean, it was like a first class hotel. The medical staff were fantastic. The surgeon worked really hard, he came in to see me at 7.30 in morning! He asked if I minded changing the day of the operation and when I said that was fine he was so kind. He laughed and joked with me.
However, I was annoyed that the nursing staff wouldn't let me do things for myself. I know they wanted to feel useful, but I wanted to do the things that I felt I could do! I wanted to be more independent.
The only real problem was that when I was discharged they tried to change my diabetes medication. I didn't want to go on different medication, but they didn't listen to me. I refused to take the new medication and eventually they let me go back to my old prescription.
I would like to thank all the doctors who helped me at St. James's. You can't fault them. They were clearly very busy, but still to time to care about me.
"St. James's is like a first class hotel"
About: St James's University Hospital / Colorectal surgery St James's University Hospital Colorectal surgery LS9 7TF
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