"Methodical & professional ..."

About: Leicester General Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

Methodical & professional approach to reducing painful symptoms and to getting me better by individuals

What could be improved

Communication between staff and towards myself was inconsistent, No information available to my relatives as to my condition or treatment. Mental health care non existent. Never once was asked how i felt. Impersonal and indifferent attitude of most staff. Whilst i appreciate they were busy, i felt neglected.

The food was very unhealthy. It was extremely salty and rich. Mainly pies. I got terrible heartburn after meals. Total lack of fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy sandwhich options especially at lunch times.

Anything else?

Major Inconsistencies in health and safety regarding the isolation ward proceedures. I.e mask, glove wearing etc..Different rules appeared to apply to different staff members and different shifts.

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about your experience at Leicester General Hospital. We are very sorry that you did not have the best experience with us at the time. We have since changed providers for facilities, including food and now offer new, fresh Steampilicity meals. We realise a significant amount of time has passed since you posted your comment and we would like to sincerely apologise that we did respond to in a timely manner. We have since updated our process of responding to reviews posted on NHS Choices and are now committed to making sure we respond to comments within 21 days of the date they are posted. If you would still like you comment or concern to be investigated, please contact PILS on 08081 788337 or online at www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/patients/patient-welfare/patient-information-and-liaison-service/contact-form/. If you have any other specific questions or comments, please feel free to contact us on communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk. Thank you Communications Team Leicester’s Hospitals

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