"The staff were very friendly and ..."
About: Leicester General Hospital Leicester General Hospital Leicester LE5 4PW
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What I liked
The staff were very friendly and the ward was clean.
What could be improved
I was advised to go to the maternity assesment unit. The midwife was very helpful, although what should have really been a quick check took 2 hours. The Dr was too busy to see me, but it was considered serious enough for me to be admitted to a ward overnight. I was given very little attention on the ward and was told that they wanted me to see a Dr to see what was wrong and advise whether a scan was necessary. I was there for 24hours, and still told that the Drs were too busy to see me (and that this is normal for maternity as they have to deal with emergencies). As I didn't want to wait indefinately I discharged myself and came home. Disgraceful.
The food is terrible, but I think this applies to all hospitals. I was there to rest, yet I was woken up at 11.30pm for them to take my blood pressure! It took me ages to get back to sleep. I'd been told before I went to hosptal that they would want to give me an injection. However, after waiting 24 hours I had to remind them of this...amazingly it had just shown up. How convenient. My husband could park nowhere near the maternity unit with our toddler son (we live an hour away so other transport isn't an option). I just hope that I don't have to have my baby there, as I have no confidence in the maternity unit whatsoever.