"The staff were all very kind and ..."
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Posted by P** (as ),
What I liked
The staff were all very kind and caring to my 87 yr. old mother who was in ward 16.
What could be improved
The standard of food could be greatly improved. There were times I had to take flasks of homemade soup in to my mum and one other patient who had no-one visiting.We were told that the food is not prepared at the hospital but brought in and re-heated. The sort of food served is not adequate or even the appearance was not enough to tempt anyone's appetite.
The only other comment I would make is that when a patient is told they can leave why do they have to sit so long waiting for letters and medication. Surely these can be in place before the patient is told they can leave. I was told I could pick my mother up between 9 and 10 and we were still there at 12 when they had to bring her some lunch.