"97% patients would recommend- I doubt these..."
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Posted by n**
Having had to go into Wansbeck at the beginning of the year for surgery I can testify that no-one on the ward I was on was happy about the aftercare. It felt like staying in an asylum - the constant noise during the night of pump alarms going off (due to mismatched bottle and feed lines) people being put on bedpans with an almost assure3d result that sheets had to be changed, patients shouting in other wards which could be heard wherever you were as ward doors remain open. I felt sorry for other patients who were trying to recover from more serious surgery than mine ( gangrenous appendix), they saw a different doctor every day, each with a different idea on treatment - I could go on, but there is little point. The food has nil nutritional value - it is the same brown slop served up with potatoes, cheese etc - the pudding are cheap, synthetic rubbish - I ended up getting food brought in. The aftercare is appalling - and it's mostly due to cutting costs not staff error. How the staff find the enthusiasm to go into work every day I do not know - they are as fed up as the patients - in fact a lot of the staff I spoke to would desperately like to move to the new Cramlington hospital in the vain hope that things might be better there when it opens. If I had a choice now for where I could go for treatment I would avoid Wansbeck like the plague - which is probably all that it is good for.