"avoid ward 9"
About: Wexham Park Hospital Wexham Park Hospital SL2 4HL
Posted by Anonymous
i have a lung disease and managed to get Flu so ended up in ITU. the care i received was excellent and cannot be faulted but when i was well enough i was then transferred to ward 9, the respiratory ward. Because i had flu i was put into a side room and told i was in isolation and had to stay away from other patients ( totally understandable) the room had no shower or toilet and was not even close to either but i did have a sink.i felt well so considered myself a bit of a fraud but i needed drips etc so tried not to moan too much, The problem was the medication gave me chronic diarrhea and i found myself having several accidents - i would be in my little side room, with poo down my legs and up my back, unable to move ringing my buzzer for a commode but it never came, i waited and waited but the buzzer was ignored, in the end i rang the ward and begged for the commode and help to be cleaned up. this happened 3 times. i have never felt so degraded and humiliated in my life. I don't know if there was a shortage of staff but i do know that the nurse looking after me on the last few days seemed to be the only one working - all i heard was their name being screamed down the corridor along with instructions. On departure i was sent to the discharge lounge - no complaints about the lounge - lovely people in lovely comfortable surroundings but why did it take over 6 hours for the pharmacy to get me 4 boxes of tablets?