"They painted the ward around me"

About: Manor Hospital

(as the patient),

I was recently a patient on Swan Ward, otherwise known as Ward 11.

The Surgeon and his team were brilliant and I cannot fault the care I received.

However, the day after my operation painters turned up on the ward to spruce up some of the walls. While we were assured that the paint was low odour, other patients in my bay and myself were not impressed.

When we asked why it was suddenly being painted at the 11th hour as it was almost 5.30pm we were advised that it was per instructions of THE HOSPITAL MATRON and that the HEALTH CARE COMMISSION were visiting the next day.

The paint odour made me feel sick and I sat with my oxygen mask on all evening and the whole of the next morning.

This was the only thing that I wasn't impressed with during my stay.

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Response from Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Hello, thank you for taking the time to post a comment. I'm sorry to see that this wasn't picked up at the time. We're always interested in feedback on our services. If you're interested in getting more involved with our Trust, perhaps you would be interested in joining our Membership. If so, please contact Georgie Westley, Membership Manager on 01922 656643.

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