"Could be better"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Birmingham B15 2TH
Posted by DuncanGriffiths
my partner stopped in the QE hospital for 3 nights in December after an operation. Positives: - The room she was place into was pleasant and well equipped. - In our experience, the staff were friendly and polite. - The operation and after care were good whilst there. - Doctors and nurses visited promptly when they committed to - There was always someone available to keep an eye on things and make sure everything was ok. Negatives: - Had to wait 8 hours in recovery for a hospital bed to be available. - There was blood on the walls of the ward room which had not been cleaned off (I hope from the previous occupant) - The food provided was disgusting (no other word for it). It seems a vegetarian breakfast contains bacon! - Hot drinks were rarely offered. - Despite asking whether the medication she was on would cause constipation and being assured that these were not side effects, we spent an agonising few hours in a late night badger clinic 2 days later waiting for a gp, because of an inability to go to the toilet. (checking the print on the medication, it clearly states a side effect of constipation as a common occurrence! The gp also stated constipation was a common side effect) Not impressed!