"Ward 50"

About: Leeds General Infirmary

I have had a week long stay on ward 50 following bone decompression and bone grafts on both hips. I will write about the surgery experience in a separate review .

The staff have been very kind , but are sometimes too busy to stop and listen to what you are trying to say, E.G after my op I was non weight bearing and in a wheelchair , this was it seemed unusual and not all knew I couldn't stand on transfer . It is absolutely critical as the femurs are fragile,

One thing I do object to is the nurses speaking in their language in front of the patient. All of them did this to HCAs as well.

The organisation of huge ward worked well, I've been in lots of hospitals and this was the best. From cleaning to serving meals and patient care the stdff know their roles and it runs efficiently ,

One criticism I got into difficulty in the toilet and there are no orange call strings , also no rails around the only loo big enough for a wheelchair .

I'm 49 and the menu on the ward was for older adults . Very soft food or finger foods. Good for small appetites .

I especially enjoyed the salad sticks snd salad meals

Care had been taken so that commodes, trolleys, bin lids , doors etc are all quiet so it is quiet at night. This is in sharp contrast to my other hospital stays .

All in all my stay was excellent . At a time when the NHS receives so much criticism this is healthcare at its best. Well done to the team.

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