"My 2year old son who was staying overnight"
About: Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) / Ear, Nose & Throat Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) Ear, Nose & Throat G3 8SJ
Posted by Parent of a 2year old (as ),
Pre op and actual day of operation to get his tonsils and adenoids out went well. Staff all very friendly and professional at the Royal Hospital for Children (Glasgow). Kept informed and made to feel at ease. From the surgeon to nurses to auxiliary staff. All very professional.
My only criticism would be that as a parent I was not told about meals and drinks. I feel that we should be told/given a leaflet that informs us as parents/carers of the formalities. I assumed that as we were staying overnight my son and I would be provided lunch, dinner, breakfast. He was but nothing was offered to the adults. I don’t expect a 3 course meal but I felt unable to leave my son on the ward (2yr old) to go to the shop to purchase something. I also feel for people who can not afford to as it can be expensive. I was lucky my partner was able to come in between dropping & collecting my daughter from school which enabled me to get some lunch. But I had to wait until 7pm for him to return to have dinner. Then again no breakfast in the morning.
This may not be an urgent matter but I feel that highlighting this at pre op would enable the parent/ career to come prepared ie pack lunch or snacks.