"Poor signage & lack of toys"
About: Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) / Respiratory Medicine Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) Respiratory Medicine G3 8SJ
Posted by parent cf (as ),
My child attends the CF clinic every 2 months in Glasgows new hospital. We aren't allowed to mix with any other children incase they transfer bugs which usually means we are isolated in rooms - disappointing for children who have a chronic disease and will attend this hospital for their whole childhood every 2 months that theyhave to walk past all the shiny new toys/science stuff etc. and be stuck in a room with no entertainment. Sometimes these clinics can last all morning and there is never any arts/crafts etc which are available at other outpatient clinics. Unless you bring a book or an iPad there isn't anything for them to do. We usually remember to do this unfortunately some children won't be lucky enough to have these things.
We attend other departments for our annual review and last year there wasnt any signs as it was a brand new hospital. , I hope this was just teething issues however this year again we found ourselves lost as there still only appeared to be paper signs stuck on doors. This is really disappointing for a hospital which is more than a year old - the basic things are missing. For most people this isn't an issue but as we are not meant to mix with other CF patients this is potentially harmful as we were walking about lost trying to find to where to go next.