"My husband's hospital experience"
About: Lings Bar Hospital / Inpatient nursing and rehabilitation Lings Bar Hospital Inpatient nursing and rehabilitation NG2 6PR Queen's Medical Centre / Older people's healthcare Queen's Medical Centre Older people's healthcare NG7 2UH
Posted by Caroline Carter (as ),
I would like to thank all the staff and people involved with caring for the patients and in particular for my 81 year old husband, on Castle Ward of Lings Bar Hospital, Gamston, Nottingham. I have nothing but praise for their proficiency, help, kindness and consideration. They made an exhausting and difficult time bearable for my husband, myself and our family
My husband was admitted to Lings Bar Hospital from the Queens Medical Centre on in September and discharged recently. He had fractured his right wrist in a fall at home which, combined with his Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and frequently interrupted nights, made caring for him at home exhausting and extremely difficult.
The staff were exemplary. They listened to our concerns and took our view seriously. I saw them treat sometimes difficult patients well with patience and kindness. The food was good, well cooked, varied and nutritious: the resulting empty plates and accepted second helpings proof of the pudding and the clean, safe, airy wards created a pleasant atmosphere.
Understandably when a person with a fractured limb/s is in hospital long term, sometimes for several months they can become unappreciative and resentful; even a five star hotel would not suit. But in my opinion, as a frequent visitor, I would say Lings Bar Hospital is one of the best places to be if that is what is needed.
With grateful thanks