About: Queen Alexandra Hospital Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth PO6 3LY
Posted by Pauline F
I arrived at the Day Surgery at 6.50, I was one of the first patients to be called. Was told to say goodbye to my husband, as relatives could not accompany you. I was taken to a room and a nurse weighed me, took my BP and asked me to get undressed and place hospital gown on that was given to me. You then lock your items away in a locker and give the key to a nurse outside the room. I was then told to wait to meet the surgeon and anethesitist. firstly the surgeon doctor arrived a went through various forms. Shortly after the anethesitist arrived and spoke to me and asked if I had any questions. Then my consultant briefly spoke to me. i waited and about 8.45 am I wa asked to go with a nurse, she took me into the threate where I was prepared for my operation. After the op I was woken up in recovery and asked I would like water, which I accepted. a few minutes later hot toast and coffee arrived, I struggled to eat this as I felt so tired and kept going to sleep. Once I finished my bag was brought to me a and I was asked to get dressed and said I could ask for help if I needed it. I got dressed and then taken to another area, I asked do a coffee and biscuits as I could see other people had these. I was then told I needed to have a wee, once I had I could go home. I did eventually do this, and again taken to another area, where a nurse opened a door and asked for my husband to come in, which he duly did. I was constantly falling asleep. We were taken by a nurse to a room where my husband was given my medication and discharge instructions. It was suggested by the nurse that we have a porter take me by wheelchair to our car, there wasnt a way i could see myself walking.My overall satisfaction of the care was good, the staff were caring, polite and cheerful. My only criticism was feeling I was on a 'conveyor belt' something I have never experienced before.