About: Stepping Hill Hospital Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport SK2 7JE
Posted by Evie Seymour
I went into the hospital for surgery. Upon going in I was asked a load of pre-op questions, one of which being do you have any cuts or bruises? When I replied yes due to falling over a few days earlier, I had a bright yellow "Falls Risk" band attached to my wrist and a hazard sign put by my bed, it was embarrassing and all further staff agreed it was silly. There was another occasion where I pressed my nurses call button as I was in intense pain and had been told to ask for stronger pain relief if I couldn't cope, my call button beeped for 20 minutes before I overheard a nurse say to another 'Im ignoring that for now' which made me feel degraded and like a burden. Once again in the morning I asked for some more water, a request which was clearly forgotten, which I didnt mind, but when I asked again a while later the nurse responded to me looking annoyed, stated she had other things to do and then walked away ignoring the request once again. I would have gone myself but didnt know where to get it from so was left without water after having oral surgery, which made the pain worse. These few comments and events made me feel worthless and looked down upon whilst in hospital, especially 1 particular nurse who was responsible for 2 of the above. I found her extremely unprofessional and rude.