"I found the staff caring and efficient..."

About: Leighton Hospital

What I liked

I was taken as an emergency to Leighton Hospital last tuesday and have nothing but praise at the way I was treated. I was seen by a doctor fairly soon on arrival (for a trapped nerve which was giving severe pain in the thigh and leg) and transferred to the orthopaedic ward. I was given a scan the same day and next morning was seen by a specialist who again referred me to another specialist who I saw on Friday who has now suggested an operation. I cannot praise the nursing staff highly enough. Their patience and care especially with elderly and confused patients was wonderful - so caring and patient. I was on wards l5 and 9 Tuesday l8 Jan to the 2lst Jan.

What could be improved

Some of the orderlies did not seem too sure about what they should be doing and hung about a bit. Also they would forget if asked to get something.ReferralsEmergencyNervousPatient careOrthopaedicsElderly careConsultantsDoctorsNursing staff

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