"Aftercare on day surgery unit"
About: North Devon District Hospital North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple EX31 4JB
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I had the misfortune to have to spend time on this unit on Wednesday 21st October. All of the staff before and during my surgery were absolutely fantastic. Things went rapidly down hill on my return to the ward. Other patients in my bay proceeded to chat, loudly, for most of the afternoon. Then nursing staff came and joined in with them. So absolutely no chance of a quiet recovery. I am an insulin dependent diabetic, and I was offered nothing to eat or drink, and my blood sugar was not checked until I was leaving at approximately 4:30. You do not allow partners into recovery, but I would have rather had listened to him, than all the gossip from the staff. I will be putting in a formal complaint, which I will also be copying to my surgeon and GP.