"This was my second in patient ..."
About: Leighton Hospital Leighton Hospital Crewe CW1 4QJ
Posted by Lyn (as ),
What I liked
This was my second in patient period on Orthopaedic Red. I was as always treated well by the medical and nursing staff, who were always understaffed and very busy. I was encouraged to become independent and gain as much mobility as possible which I found helped me a lot. I was never made to feel that i was a nuisance even though my disability meant that from time to time my needs could be time consuming for the staff
What could be improved
Very litttle apart from the food. The sandwiches all seemed to be smothered in "rich, creamy mayo" and there was very little alternative apart from food that had been kept hot for unspecified periods of time in heated cabinets which I am unwilling and unable to eat. Fortunately I was able to have most of my food brought in for me by friends.
As well as in-patient treatment I have many out-patient appts at Leighton. I have rarely ecountered any staf who have not been friendly and helpful. I wish the same could be said for my 1 night stay on ward 15 last year when none bothered to tell me the ward is mixed sex when I was admitted for elective (not acute) surgery. The night staff were so unpleasant I refused to stay more than one night and came home to recuperate. I would still overall recommend Leighton to friends!