"State of the art hospital? Not in..."
About: Royal Derby Hospital Royal Derby Hospital Derby DE22 3NE
Posted via NHS Choices
What I liked
The physio staff.
What could be improved
Hydrotherapy changing rooms at the Royal Derby - these are really a disgrace for a new hospital. There is one private changing room and the rest is communal. Even as communal there isn't enough room for everyone, ie, bench space to put your bag on while you dress/undress. On ladies only days the room is insufficient - would it be possible to utilize the empty mens changing rooms on these days?
There are many people using the changing rooms, some with recent operations, scars, shapes sizes, religions, ideas of modesty. There are not even clothes shops which would expect their customers to change communally never mind totoally undress. It isn't practical for people of limited mobility to be squashed in together, balancing on one foot while dressing from the pool, trying to hold towels for decency.
Who on earth thought these facilities were adequate or suitable in the 21st century? It is equivilent to wards without curtains. I wouldn't be surprised if they breached human rights for decency and breathing space!
Why not utilize the waiting area the otherside of the womens changing rooms, an empty space with 2 chairs in it?