"Made to feel I was 'putting it on' at Barnsley"

About: Barnsley Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I went to Barnsley Hospital for a hip replacement, staying on ward 34E. I was pleased that some of the nurses were very caring and treated me as an individual. Also the doctors were very nice and friendly.

I felt that a minority of the nursing staff were unfriendly and unhelpful and treated me as a number not as an individual. At one point I was angry as I felt really poorly for 2 days with low blood pressure and low blood count. One nurse made me feel she thought I was 'putting it on' and should be doing more, which is difficult when you're fainting at the time.

I would like to thank Glynis and Richard, the night staff. As well as thanking the day staff, Angie, Bethany, Amy and Nicola, all on ward 34E.

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