"Ward 9"

About: South Tyneside District Hospital

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I have been admitted to ward nine several times over the last two years. I found the consultants, nurses and doctors extremely professional in my first few visits and was almost disappointed to go home. Since then I believe these nursing staff have moved to ward 1. On my last two admissions to ward nine I found the nurses very hard to approach - whenever I required assistance I could not help feeling I was somehow putting them out, although they seem far less busy than the original ward 9 staff. Another issue was 5/6 times I was admitted the drains blocked in the toilet/shower causing the bay to be flooded - apparently a building regs issue that nothing can be done about.

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