"Neurosurgery is in an appaling state!"
About: Royal Sussex County Hospital Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton BN2 5BE
Posted by Cator1956
After years of debate there is now an almighty rush to get neurosurgery to Brighton. I needed an operation and, after several cancellations, was admitted in Juky. Mine was the first operation of the day. I was shown into a furniture store at 07.30where I was seen my various doctors but there was so much confusion that I did not go down for my operation until 10.30. The doctor who clerked me wrote all my meds down wrongly even though I had listed them out for them. When my wife rang up to see how the operation went she was first told that I was in recovery and that they did not have a bed on the ward. The next time she was met by 'please speak slowly, me no understand English good'.
I had one nurse who was supposed to be qualified but had to keep going back to the sister to find out how to do various things, including changing a dressing. Being foreign their language skills were not good and I had to explain that the trade name on tablet packs was differant from the medical name. I had to show them where the co-coda ol box was.
The nurse had no time for the patients. My stay was appaling and I would not recommend BSUH.