"A depressing experience at my husband's surgical consultation"
About: Leeds General Infirmary Leeds General Infirmary Leeds LS1 3EX
Posted by Underimpressed (as ),
My husband, who has bowel cancer, was in this hospital for a surgical consultation and preoperative assessment.
While we were waiting in the examination cubicle, it was possible to overhear all the intimate and personal details of the consultation with the patient in the next cubicle. This lack of privacy is not acceptable.
In the pre-assessment area, there was only one female and one male toilet for all the patients and no water cooler or food/drink dispensing machine. Given that many patients are waiting here for some considerable time for all their tests, this is not adequate.
In addition, the environmentin the Brotherton wing is extremely depressing for anyone, particularly those in ill health, with peeling paint, uncomfortable seating, old fashioned and ill-fitting metal windows and worn floors. All-in-all this was a very depressing experience for someone about to undergo surgery.