I was feeling very low after coming out of hospital on a Monday evening after nearly 3 1/2 weeks, wearing compression bandages and a moon boot. The wound was leeking and all I wanted to do was lie down and sleep. Next morning, the district nurses from the arches health centre moved into action. Their professionalism and knowledge was second to none! within 3 months, they hade performed a miracle-on a wound they thought might take 6-9 months to cure! - well done to them!
My only concern was timing. I knew what day the nurse was expected but not the time. I'm not a morning person - I used to be when I was working - 6am wakeups for 45yrs! Soon reversed that trend! So I had to push myself to try and be ready from about 8:30 am and sometimes the nurse wouldn't arrive for hours! latest was about 5:30 pm! I think it would be beneficial for patients to know when visits might be - even a 2 hour window might relieve some anxiety, ThankYou.
"Their professionalism and knowledge was second to none"
About: Adult Community District Nursing Teams / Arches District Nursing Team Adult Community District Nursing Teams Arches District Nursing Team Belfast BT8 8BH
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