"My colonoscopy grazed my bowel, but staff were very kind"

About: Royal Hallamshire Hospital / Gastroenterology

(as the patient),

I thought the nursing staff at the Royal Hallamshire were fabulous, but the toilets weren't very nice. There were not enough of them as there were six rooms for four toilets so there were a lot of people using them. The ward was clean but it looks like it's getting old inside, it definitely needs doing up. I was not able to eat for four days but when I could, I thought the food was excellent.

I was so pleased that the consultant came each day to see how well I was. I was given a colonoscopy to have a check. Unfortunately it grazed my bowel accidentally; the chances of this happening are one in a thousand. I was very unlucky but they were very apologetic. I was kept comfortable for the extra days I had to stay at the hospital. I was then discharges as everything had gone well. The medicines I had to take were explained to me because there was a lot of it to take home. So I now know what to take and when as the sister explained each tablet to me.

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