"Well treated but there are hygiene issues"

About: The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford)

Mostly I was treated well, although I feel that perhaps two health/hygiene points need addressing: during the pre-op preparation, the BP monitor was inserted into my ear without prior cleaning, and then put straight into the case without cleaning, which could pass infection. Also, having cleansed my wound, a swab was dipped into the dirty water then wiped over the wound which I did not think was very good either. The nurse seemed to become inpatient with me after I stated I wished to have more movement in my thumb and I was not happy with the resultant dressing, so I redid it myself and had it done properly the following morning at the surgery.

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