"I was kept well informed about my..."
About: Harrogate District Hospital Harrogate District Hospital Harrogate HG2 7SX
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What I liked
I was kept well informed about my treatment and an initial delay before my operation was credibly explained to me. The surgical procedures and aftercare were first class and were carried out in an efficient, professional and yet personalised manner.
What could be improved
About 8.00am on the day after my operation the consultant cleared me to be discharged. I did not finally leave the ward until almost eight hours later. This seemed to be despite the best efforts of the ward staff to arrange the necessary visits from a doctor and pharmacist to review my medication needs. Although each person I saw (some on more than one occasion) seemed to be trying hard to "get me out of there" the system seemed uneccessarily lengthy and complicated. Surely it must be the resposibility of higher management to devise a workable system for their frustrated staff. I was not the only patient on this day to be left confused and irritated by the discharge process and, talking to friends and acquaintances, I find that this is a very common problem.