"MRI scans at East Surrey Hospital"
About: East Surrey Hospital / General medicine East Surrey Hospital General medicine RH1 5RH
Posted by seand (as ),
Between August 2014 and July 2015 I had five MRS scans of my lumbar spine. four of them with contrast at East Surrey Hospital
I found the staff dealing with me very kind and considerate. The grinding noise of the machine the first time I went in was horrifying and horrendous and the sound of the nutcracker suite on the headphones was useless. Not a nice experience, but necessary given how ill I was.
On the second scan I was offered a choice of music and preferred loud rock music.
By the time of the third scan as an out patient I was quite blasé about the whole affair and wore both ear plugs and headphones.
I was also constantly advised over the head phones how long each part of the scan took, although the first time I was not told it was in two parts
I have to say that the staff in this unit were the best I came across, after two months residence in the hospital. Indeed they were the only part of the hospital that I experienced where they seemed to know what they were doing.
I was also impressed to find as an outpatient that they were the only department which worked on Sundays. more staff should follow their example..
I also think that one of the ladies who treated me so well in the MRI department deserves a Gold Medal for her treatment of me in that department.