"staff friendly and ward clean"
About: Kettering General Hospital Kettering General Hospital Kettering NN16 8UZ
Posted by Anonymous (as ),
What I liked
staff friendly and ward clean
What could be improved
Actually getting the surgery that i went in for. Also my brother who had an overnight stay at the treatment centre and my mother who stayed in clifton ward for two nights had private rooms and facilities but the people who are in for major surgery who are in for about a week and are the ones who could do with some peace and quiet and privacy put six to a room with shared toilets and no chance of any sleep- no one in my bay got any. I know funds are limited but surely this is the wrong way round.
The claim that 97% get treated in 18 weeks seems like a joke to me. I saw my consultant on the fifth of September 2008 for an annual routine follow up after knee surgery. This visit stated out as May 2nd but three cancellations later became September. I had mentioned on my previous visit I was having some pain in my right side and that it was now much worse. I had x rays and was put on the list for surgery for a hip resurfacing procedure. I was told it should be in November and as I had not heard by mid November I contacted the waiting list office and was told I was not even listed by the end of the year. I then recieved a letter to come in on January 7th for surgery on the next day. On January 7th I contacted the hospital and told to wait as no beds were available. Eventually I was told to come in early the next day but when I arrived was sent home and later told the procedure was cancelled. I asked the PALS office what were the options as the 18 week time had now passed. I then was contacted by them and offered surgery on Feb 5th which I accepted. On Feb 4th I went in and on the morning of the fifth was ready for theatre when the procedure was cancelled again because of bad weather and I was sent home. No one can control the weather but this now means I am on the 6th month since going on the list.Why are people having surgery this week who have waited half the time I have going ahead when myself and others told to go home and wait for another letter. Over the last few months my hip has become much worse and am barely able to do my job now and may have to go sick when I should be well on the way to recovery by now.