"Day case at North East Surgery Centre"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics NE9 6SX
Posted by suedurham195 (as ),
I was admitted as a day case for a procedure under general anaesthetic.
I was kept well informed by everyone involved in my care.
My only criticism would be for the nurse involved in my post-operative care - the blood pressure monitoring machine wasn't working correctly and giving a low reading, and they faffed on with it for over 15 minutes, when I was desperate for the cup of tea that was waiting for me (I had had nothing to drink for 7 hours and nothing to eat for 15 hours by this point).
They asked another nurse for help and she (quite rightly) pointed out that I was sitting up, pink, breathing normally and talking, therefore unlikely to have such a low BP! Even if my BP had been low, the cup of tea would have helped to bring it back up.